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]”, in 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.
2017 October 22, MPD, “Drivetrain component upgrade”, in 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.