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  • n. Plural form of yawp.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yawp.


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  • Packed shoulder to shoulder in the Marriot in Anaheim, supporters roar as Sarah Palin shrilly yawps, "Are you ready to fight for your freedoms?"

    Mark Cassello: The Road to a New Progressive Narrative, Part Two: The Right's Winning Non-Rational Propaganda

  • Of course we should pay no attention to the answering yawps from Chinese spokesmen, but the problem with this exchange is that it makes us look impotent and Peking strong at a moment when we ought to be doing all that we subtly can to undermine its prestige.


  • At Issue Project Room, Mr. Gustafsson will perform a solo set of visceral saxophone yawps and other sounds to rest them against as part of an adventurous two-night tribute to Swedish experimentalists of different stripes.

    Sonic Experiments And a Country Tonic

  • "Storage Wars" antagonist Dave Hester—who yawps volubly every time he makes a bid—filed for a trademark on the word "Yuuup!" and is now in a legal tussle with rapper Trey Songz, who claims the guttural affirmative as his own "signature sound."

    Careful, That's Not a Louis Vuitton

  • As part of the alarmingly talented art-rock group Animal Collective, Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox started out playing spastic drums and issuing strange vocal commotions—yelps, yawps, and so forth—that made him sound more than a little unhinged.

    Continental, Experimental

  • Michael Ansara (Kang) and John Colicos (Kor) also receive barbaric yawps.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • Artists and writers were especially culpable in this regard, taking the line that their unique talents entitled them to days of concentrated silence and bibulous, grown-up, social evenings, undistracted by the barbaric yawps of the nursery.

    American Pastoral

  • Whether it's the handling of prisoners of war "enemy combatants," or leaving various brown Canadians marooned in hell-holes around the globe, our government has been lying and covering up, with the usual approving grunts and yawps from Harper's knuckle-dragger chorus.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • I haven't been able to write anything since mid-October due to the pressing yawps of boxes needing to be filled, logistics logisticked, and now boxes needing to be unpacked.

    What's With Today Today?

  • Three yawps of astonishment from three invisible mouths.

    Conqueror's Moon


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