yawner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yawn +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

yawner (plural yawners)

  1. A person who yawns.
  2. (figuratively) Something unexciting or boring that induces yawning, as a book, sporting event, or performance.
    • 1997, Mark Coatney, "Football: The Big Sleep," Time, 21 Oct:
      The game's over, and the Bills are winners in a 9-6 yawner that saw no touchdowns and sent the nation to bed early.