Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Prolonged, sometimes senseless talk.

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  • noun slang prolonged chatter; uninterrupted, idle talk; gossip
  • verb intransitive, slang To talk pointlessly and uninterruptedly.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

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Imitative or onomatopoeic in origin.

Examples

  • Whew, that was a lot of yackety-yak on my part ... but then, I have much to talk about after a long break.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • They lapsed into a long pondering silence at the board, then started talking at once, yackety-yak together.

    Underworld

  • They lapsed into a long pondering silence at the board, then started talking at once, yackety-yak together.

    Underworld

  • They lapsed into a long pondering silence at the board, then started talking at once, yackety-yak together.

    Underworld

  • Left were the portly, graying bartender, a youngish, blonde waitress of hardbitten looks adding up her tabs, and a yackety-yak goodfella talking a blue streak at the end of the bar.

    A Brush With Bamonte's

  • Left were the portly, graying bartender, a youngish, blonde waitress of hardbitten looks adding up her tabs, and a yackety-yak goodfella talking a blue streak at the end of the bar.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • None of your damned time-wasting yackety-yak. helly as joru: I have some extremely valuable merchandise on offer, of a most unusual nature.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • In the meantime, Leiweke has to get beyond all the yackety-yak to date.

    latimes.com - News

  • In the meantime, Leiweke has to get beyond all the yackety-yak to date.

    latimes.com - News

  • In the meantime, Leiweke has to get beyond all the yackety-yak to date.

    latimes.com - News

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