yackety-yak

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Etymology[edit]

Imitative or onomatopoeic in origin.

Noun[edit]

yackety-yak (plural yackety-yaks)

  1. (slang) prolonged chatter; uninterrupted, idle talk; gossip

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Verb[edit]

yackety-yak (third-person singular simple present yackety-yaks, present participle yackety-yakking, simple past and past participle yackety-yakked)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To talk pointlessly and uninterruptedly.