Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To utter a sharp cry; yelp.
  • intransitive verb To talk loudly, raucously, or coarsely.
  • noun A bark; a yelp.
  • noun Loud or coarse talk or utterance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal form of yelp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See yaup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to yelp, or utter a sharp cry, as in intense pain, or another raucous noise
  • verb intransitive to talk loudly and coarsely
  • verb intransitive clamor, utter loud complaints
  • noun a yelp or bark
  • noun loud or coarse talk

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a raucous noise
  • verb complain whiningly

Etymologies

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

[Middle English yolpen, possibly variant of yelpen; see yelp.]

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Middle English yolpen

Examples

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  • I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,. I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world. -Whitman

    December 19, 2006