yammer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yammer complain whiningly
    • v yammer cry loudly, as of animals "The coyotes were howling in the desert"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yammer To lament; wail; shriek; yell; cry aloud; whimper loudly; whine.
    • yammer To yearn; desire.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Yammer yam′ėr to lament, wail: to whine
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geómeriangeómor, sad.

Usage

In literature:

I waded through the mud, shoving the skiff before me and yammering the chant of my manhood to the world.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
He was meditating these things when a shrill yammer recalled him to the house.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
The others ceased their drunken yammerings and regarded the mate sullenly.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
You'd just gape at the man and yammer.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
They yammered at the boats which came to their relief, with noises like those of scared beasts.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
He forever yammers between the worlds, fit for neither Heaven nor Hell.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Whiles they sit up, and grin and yammer.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
And there was an insistent yammering of bewildered and unanswered questions.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
The yammering stopped, finally, and Izzy stuck his head and one arm out with a snap of his knife.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
But don't go yammering about it.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
***

In poetry:

My granny smoked a pipe of clay,
And yammered of her youth;
The hairs upon her chin were grey,
She had a single tooth;
Her mutch was grimed, I grieve to say,
For I would speak the truth.
"My Ancestors" by Robert W Service

In news:

Microsoft to buy Yammer for more than $1 billion, report says.
(MoneyWatch) Microsoft (MSFT) has agreed to acquire enterprise social networking company Yammer for $1.2 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
I just heard that Microsoft purchased Yammer .
Indeed, Microsoft announced on June 25 that it purchased Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash.
New Yammer Tools Integrate Social Networking with Business Applications.
Microsoft Close to Purchasing Yammer .
That's the word from Yammer CEO David Sacks.
5 Reasons You Need Icon for Yammer .
As part of its ongoing partnership with Yammer , Spigit, the global leader in Social Innovation software announced today its offering as a featured app in the newly announced Yammer App Directory.
Twitter, Yammer , Facebook—should you do it all.
Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 bln.
Three-year-old social networking upstart for business, Yammer , has moved its PR account to Ogilvy.
There are those who yammer on and on about UConn women vs UCLA men.
Yammer , based in San Francisco, lets business customers set up private, Facebook-style networks among employees and clients.
Microsoft buys office networking site Yammer .
***