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

Definitions of yacking word

  • verb without object yacking to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour. 1
  • noun yacking incessant idle or gossipy talk. 1
  • noun yacking Present participle of yack. 1

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Origin of yacking

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 Yacking


yacking 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.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

yacking usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for yacking

adjective yacking

  • talkative — inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative.
  • chatty — Someone who is chatty talks a lot in a friendly, informal way.
  • garrulous — excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
  • long-winded — talking or writing at tedious length: long-winded after-dinner speakers.
  • voluble — characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative: a voluble spokesman for the cause.

verb yacking

  • 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 yacking

adjective yacking

  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • silent — making no sound; quiet; still: a silent motor.
  • untalkative — inclined to talk a great deal: One drink and she became very talkative.
  • restrained — characterized by restraint: The actor gave a restrained performance.
  • subdued — quiet; inhibited; repressed; controlled: After the argument he was much more subdued.

verb yacking

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

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