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

Definitions of yak word

  • noun yak a loud, hearty laugh. 1
  • noun yak a joke evoking such a laugh. 1
  • verb without object yak to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour. 1
  • noun yak A trivial or unduly persistent conversation. 1
  • noun yak large ox 1
  • noun yak talk, chatter 1

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Origin of yak

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
1785-95; < Tibetan, spelling gyag

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Parts of speech for Yak


yak popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for yak

verb yak

  • chatter — If you chatter, you talk quickly and continuously, usually about things which are not important.
  • chat — When people chat, they talk to each other in an informal and friendly way.
  • talk — to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry.
  • gossip — idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.
  • shoot the breeze — a wind or current of air, especially a light or moderate one.

noun yak

  • chinwag — a chat or gossipy conversation
  • heart-to-heart — frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.

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