From Yagara yaga (work).
- (Australia) Work.
- 1986, Quadrant, Volume 30, page 42,
- The demand for work and abortion shows that feminists have been coopted by the wimps, whose ideal is the single mother yoked to tough yakka; for it frees them to drift between bedrooms and bathhouses.
1991 July 3, Michael Barlow, “PURDITORY: Harridans [Harsoc]”, aus.games.roleplay, Usenet:
- The slaves who do all the yakka could be another species, small and easily bullied. Failing that, enslaved humans will do.
2002 October 22, MPD, “Drivetrain component upgrade”, aus.bicycle, Usenet:
- I have seen way too many cheap cranksets go to the pack after a small amount of x-country and minor technical yakka off-road.
Almost solely used in the term hard yakka.
- (Australia) To work.