yakfest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yak +‎ -fest

Noun[edit]

yakfest (plural yakfests)

  1. (informal, sometimes derogatory) A session of chatter or gossip.
    • 2010, Philip Smith, Walking Through Walls: A Memoir (page 164)
      At any given moment, Pop would be having a yakfest with someone on the other side who would be diagnosing one of his patients or training him in some new form of healing.
    • 2008 February 3, Harvey Araton, “Prediction: Burress’s Projection Won’t Hurt”, New York Times:
      As Burress said, he wasn’t guaranteeing, merely predicting, enlisting in the army of visionaries during this weeklong yakfest.