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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [yak]
    • /yæk/
    • /jæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yak]
    • /yæk/

Definitions of yack word

  • verb without object yack to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour. 1
  • noun yack incessant idle or gossipy talk. 1
  • noun yack Chatter. 1
  • intransitive verb yack yak, yak-yak, yakety-yak 0

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Origin of yack

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50; apparently of expressive orig.

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Parts of speech for Yack


yack popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for yack

verb yack

  • chat — When people chat, they talk to each other in an informal and friendly way.
  • converse — If you converse with someone, you talk to them. You can also say that two people converse.
  • bs — BS is an abbreviation for 'British Standard', which is a standard that something sold in Britain must reach in a test to prove that it is satisfactory or safe. Each standard has a number for reference.
  • chatter — If you chatter, you talk quickly and continuously, usually about things which are not important.
  • chew the fat — If people chew the fat, they talk in a relaxed, informal way.

Antonyms for yack

verb yack

  • deprecate — If you deprecate something, you criticize it.

Top questions with yack

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