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English definition of “yap”

yap

verb uk   /jæp/ (-pp-) us  
[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] uk   us  
Animal (non-human) sounds
yappy
adjective uk   /ˈjæp.i/ us  
a yappy little dogAnimal (non-human) sounds
(Definition of yap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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