from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To bark sharply or shrilly; yelp.
- intransitive v. Slang To talk noisily or stupidly; jabber.
- transitive v. To utter by yapping.
- n. A sharp, shrill bark; a yelp.
- n. Slang Noisy, stupid talk; jabber.
- n. Slang The mouth: Shut your yap.
- n. Slang A stupid, crude, or loud person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The high-pitched bark of a small dog.
- n. An informal talk.
- n. The mouth, which produces speech.
- n. A badly behaved child, a brat.
- v. Of a small dog, to bark.
- v. To talk, especially excessively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To bark; to yelp.
- n. A bark; a yelp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To yelp or bark.
- n. A yelp, as of a dog.
- n. A cur.
- A dialectal form of yep.
- See yaup.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bark in a high-pitched tone
- n. informal terms for the mouth
Probably imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)