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"yap" in American English

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yapverb [I]

 us   /jæp/ (-pp-)
(of a ​smalldog) to make ​short, high ​sounds
disapproving slang (of a ​person) To yap is to ​talk: If you weren’t so ​busy yapping you wouldn’t have ​missedourexit.
(Definition of yap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"yap" in British English

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yapverb

uk   /jæp/  us   /jæp/ (-pp-)
[I] disapproving If a ​smalldog yaps, it makes ​short, high ​sounds: She has a ​horrible little ​dog that yaps around ​yourankles.
[I usually + adverb] informal disapproving to ​talkcontinuously: I've just had my ​mother on the ​phone, yapping away for ​half an ​hour!
yap
noun [C] uk   us  
yappy
adjective uk   /ˈjæp.i/  us   /ˈjæp.i/
a yappy little ​dog
(Definition of yap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"YAP" in Business English

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YAPnoun [C]

uk   us   /jæp/ (also yuppie) US
abbreviation for Young Aspiring Professional: a young ​person who ​lives in a city, ​earns a lot of ​money, and ​spends it doing ​fashionable things and ​buyingexpensive possessions
(Definition of YAP from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yap”
in Spanish ladrar…
in Vietnamese sủa ăng ẳng…
in Malaysian menyalak…
in Thai เห่า…
in French japper…
in German kläffen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (小狗)狂吠,吠叫, 喋喋不休地说话,唠叨…
in Turkish acı acı havlamak…
in Russian тявкать…
in Indonesian mendengking…
in Chinese (Traditional) (小狗)狂吠,吠叫, 喋喋不休地說話,嘮叨…
in Polish ujadać…
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