yaup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yaup emit long loud cries "wail in self-pity","howl with sorrow"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yaup A cry of distress, rage, or the like, as the cry of a sickly bird, or of a child in pain.
    • Yaup (Zoöl) The blue titmouse.
    • v. i Yaup To cry out like a child; to yelp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yaup A dialectal form of yelp.
    • n yaup The blue titmouse, Parus cæruleus, more fully called blue yaup.
    • yaup To be hungry.
    • yaup Hungry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yaup yäp (prov.) the blue titmouse.
    • v.i Yaup yäp (Scot.) to be hungry
    • adj Yaup hungry
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Yap, and Yelp

Usage

In literature:

With a shrill yaup of terror Long Bill jerked a gun from its holster and fired upward.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
A man by the door vomited his liquor: whereat was more hilarity, and his neighbors, with many yaups, shoved further up the middle.
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison
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In poetry:

Oor grannie was juist a real auld-warl' wife,
An' butter'd her cakes wi' an auld-fashion'd knife,
An' that was nae ither but grannie's ain thoom;
But the chiel bein' yaup, ne'er thocht o' the coom.
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton