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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: From the sound

yap

1 verb
     
yap1 past tense and past participle yapped, present participle yapping [intransitive]
1HBA if a small dog yaps, it barks (=makes short loud sounds) in an excited way
2 informal to talk in a noisy and annoying way:
Some guy was yapping on his cell phone.
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