japper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French japper, from Old French japer (to bark, howl, scream), related to Old Provençal japar, jaupar (to bark, yelp, yap), probably of Germanic origin, perhaps via Frankish *galpōn (to boast, brag, bark), from Proto-Germanic *galpōną (to sound out, boast), related to Old Saxon galpōn (to cry loudly, make a noise, brag), Low German galpen (to bark, howl), Middle High German gelpfen (to scream, bark, boast, proclaim), Old Norse gjalpa (to yelp), Swedish dialectal galpa (to cry, screech). Compare also English yap. More at galp.

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Verb[edit]

japper

  1. to yap, yelp
  2. (Canada) to bark

Usage notes[edit]

  • Japper is much more commonly used in Canada than the more general aboyer.

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