yawp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English yolpen

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Verb[edit]

yawp (third-person singular simple present yawps, present participle yawping, simple past and past participle yawped)

  1. (intransitive) to yelp, or utter a sharp cry, as in intense pain, or another raucous noise
  2. (intransitive) to talk loudly and coarsely
  3. (intransitive) clamor, utter loud complaints

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Noun[edit]

yawp (plural yawps)

  1. a yelp or bark
  2. loud or coarse talk
    Sound my barbaric yawps over the roofs of the world - Walt Whitman

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