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From Ottoman Turkish یاپمق(yapmak, to do, make, arrange), from Proto-Turkic *jap- (to make, create, arrange).[1] Cognate with Karakhanid [script needed] (yapmāq, to build), Old Uyghur [script needed] (yap-, to make).


yapmak (third-person singular simple present yapar)

  1. (transitive) to make; to build, construct, fashion; to create; to manufacture; to produce; to prepare
    Sana kek yaptım.I made you a cake.
  2. (transitive) to do; to busy oneself with, act, behave
    Ödevini yaptın mı?Did you do your homework?
  3. (transitive) to repair, fix
    Babam bozuk lambayı yaptı.My father fixed the defective lamp.
  4. (intransitive, with dative case) to defecate
  5. (slang, colloquial) to do it, to have sexual intercourse, to fuck
    Sen o oğlanla yaptın mı?Did you do it with that boy?



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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*jAp-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill