yak

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English[edit]

Yaks in Tibet

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Tibetan གཡག (g.yag).

Noun[edit]

yak (plural yaks)

  1. An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayas and Tibet with dark, long and silky hair a horse like tail and a full, bushy mane.
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Etymology 2[edit]

apparently an onomatopoeia

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) To talk, particularly informally but persistently, such as chatter.
    • 1960: “You'll like Poppet. Nice dog. Wears his ears inside out. Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” “I could not say, sir.” “Nor me. I've often wondered. But this won't do, Jeeves. Here we are, yakking about Jezebels and dachshunds, when we ought to be concentrating our minds [...]” (P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI)
  2. (intransitive) To vomit, usually as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This is subject to the typically Australian 'have-a-verb' syntactic construction, as in 'I had a yak last night'. But this does not qualify 'yak' to be nominal.
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Noun[edit]

yak (plural yaks)

  1. A talk, particular an informal one such as chattering.
  2. (slang) A laugh
  3. Vomit.
  4. (slang) shorthand for kayak
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Choctaw[edit]

Adverb[edit]

yak

  1. thus

References[edit]

  • Cyrus Byington, A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

yak m, f (plural yakken or yaks, diminutive yakje n)

  1. Alternative spelling of jak.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

yak m (plural yaks)

  1. Alternative spelling of yack.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

yak m (invariable)

  1. A yak (bovine)

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English yak.

Noun[edit]

yak m (genitive yak, plural yakkyn)

  1. yak

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

yak m (plural yak)

  1. yak (bovine)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tibetan གཡག (g.yak) or via English yak.

Noun[edit]

yak (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. yak (ox-like mammal)

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Verb[edit]

yak

  1. The imperative of * "kindle"