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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yam-er]
    • /ˈyæm ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [yam-er]
    • /ˈyæm ər/

Definitions of yammered word

  • verb without object yammered to whine or complain. 1
  • verb without object yammered to make an outcry or clamor. 1
  • verb without object yammered to talk loudly and persistently. 1
  • verb with object yammered to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint: They yammered their complaints until she let them see the movie. 1
  • noun yammered the act or noise of yammering. 1
  • noun yammered Simple past tense and past participle of yammer. 1

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Origin of yammered

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English yameren (v.) < Middle Dutch jam(m)eren, replacing Middle English yomeren, Old English gēomrian to complain, derivative of gēomor sad; akin to German Jammer lamentation

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Parts of speech for Yammered


yammered popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% 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.

Synonyms for yammered

verb yammered

  • chattered — to talk rapidly in a foolish or purposeless way; jabber.
  • chatted — to converse in a familiar or informal manner.
  • talked — to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry.
  • blabbed — to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: They blabbed my confidences to everyone.
  • gossiped — idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.

Antonyms for yammered

verb yammered

  • complimented — Simple past tense and past participle of compliment.
  • praised — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

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