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yaknoun [C]

uk   us   /jæk/
a ​type of cattle with ​longhair and ​longhorns, ​foundmainly in Tibet

yakverb [I]

/jæk/ (-kk-) informal
→  yack
(Definition of yak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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yaknoun [C]

 us   /jæk/
  • yak noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​type of ​cattle with ​longhair and ​longhorns, ​foundmainly in Tibet

yakverb [I]

 us   /jæk/ (-kk-) infml
  • yak verb [I] (TALK)

to ​talk for a ​longtime about ​unimportantmatters or without ​achieving anything
(Definition of yak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yak”
in Spanish yac, yak…
in Vietnamese bò Tây Tạng…
in Malaysian yak…
in Thai ตัวจามรีอยู่ในฑิเบต…
in French ya(c)k…
in German der Yak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (主要见于中国西藏的)牦牛…
in Indonesian yak…
in Chinese (Traditional) (主要見於中國西藏的)犛牛…
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