yawner

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

yawn +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

yawner (plural yawners)

  1. A person who yawns.

Etymology 2[edit]

yawn (noun) +‎ -er (Variety -er)

Noun[edit]

yawner (plural yawners)

  1. (entertainment, sports, informal) Something unexciting or boring that causes yawns, 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.