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English definition of “yap”

yap

verb     /jæp/ (-pp-)
[I] disapproving If a small dog yaps, it makes short, high sounds: She's got a horrible little dog that yaps around your ankles.Animal (non-human) sounds [I usually + adverb] informal disapproving to talk continuously: I've just had Ian's mother on the phone, yapping away for half an hour!Ways of talking yap     noun [C] Animal (non-human) sounds yappy     /ˈjæp.i/ adjective a yappy little dogAnimal (non-human) sounds
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