yawp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yawp complain whiningly
    • v yawp make a raucous noise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. & n Yawp See Yaup.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yawp A dialectal form of yelp.
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Usage

In literature:

The young yawp in the nest a little, with more breath than noise.
"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin
Sellers of mussels and clams squatted beside their heaps of shellfish and yawped their goods.
"Tartarin of Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
Now they have shut up their yawp about him, since he has proved to be no better than Talmage or Beecher.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
An' tell that waiter t' put th' brakes on his yawp.
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
Oh, well, they came to along about supper time and yawped his poetry all over the place, I heard.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
We sounded our barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
That was only a big yawp from a few folks.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I don't suppose you remember how you used to yawp to me about the job being too much for you!
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
Do you think I go yawping my business affairs to every female I meet?
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
As for your brat on horseback, he'd better hold his yawp.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Pause and ponder: who could write
A triolet or roundelay
While a Megatherium yawped all night
And a Hesperornis yamped all day,
While now and again the bray sonorous
Of Glyptodon Asper swelled the chorus?
"Extinct Monsters" by Eugene Field

In news:

Kerry Wins It, As Dean Yawp Becomes a Yip .
This weekend's middle school performance represents the first public event for YAWP, which is designed to bring all forms of writing into the classroom via teaching artists who work with students in honing their ideas into viable pieces.Â.
Winter brings the noise of clanking heaters, and other racket and yawp.
Winter brings the noise of cooped-up kids, clanking heaters, and other racket and yawp.
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