1. verb
a) to yelp, or utter a sharp cry, as in intense pain, or another raucous noise

Sound my barbaric yawps over the roofs of the world - Walt Whitman

b) to talk loudly and coarsely
2. noun
a) a yelp or bark
b) loud or coarse talk

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  • yawp´er — yawp «yawp, yahp», verb, noun. Informal. –v.i. 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry: »I heard a ghostly, low pitched yawping (Gwyn Thomas) 2. Figurative. to speak foolishly: »What re you yawping about? 3. to gape: »They stood yawping at the strangers.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yawp — Yawp, v. & n. See {Yaup}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yawp — yawp; yawp·er; …   English syllables

  • yawp — (v.) c.1300, yolpen, probably echoic variant of yelpen (see YELP (Cf. yelp)). Related: Yawped; yawping. The noun, in reference to speech, is recorded from 1835, now used chiefly with conscious echo of Whitman …   Etymology dictionary

  • yawp — ► NOUN ▪ a harsh or hoarse cry or yelp. ► VERB ▪ shout or exclaim hoarsely. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • yawp — [yôp, yäp] vi. [ME yolpen, prob. echoic var. of yelpen, YELP] 1. a) to utter a loud, harsh call or cry b) Slang to talk noisily and stupidly 2. Informal to yawn aloud; gape n. the act or sound of yawping …   English World dictionary

  • yawp — Yaup Yaup, v. i. [See {Yap}, and {Yelp}.] To cry out like a child; to yelp. [Scot. & Colloq. U. S.] [Written also {yawp}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yawp — yawper, n. /yawp, yahp/, v.i. 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl. 2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly. n. 3. a harsh cry. 4. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech. b. a noisy, foolish utterance. Also,… …   Universalium

  • YAWP — A battle cry. Used often by certain members of a boarding school in Australia. Derived from Dead Poets Society the movie. Q: I challenge you to a match. A: YAWP! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • yawp — or yaup [[t]yɔp, yɑp[/t]] v. i. 1) to utter a loud, harsh cry 2) sts to talk noisily and complainingly 3) a harsh cry 4) sts a) raucous or querulous talk b) a noisy, foolish utterance • Etymology: 1300–50; akin to yelp yawp′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • yawp — /jɔp/ (say yawp) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry or sound; bawl. 2. to talk noisily and foolishly. –noun 3. a yawping cry. 4. any harsh or raucous sound. 5. a noisy, foolish utterance. Also, yaup. {imitative} –yawper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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