verb (used without object), noun

  1. yawp.

verb (used without object)

  1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
  2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly.


  1. a harsh cry.
  2. Slang.
    1. raucous or querulous speech.
    2. a noisy, foolish utterance.

verb, noun

  1. a variant spelling of yawp

verb (intr)

  1. to gape or yawn, esp audibly
  2. to shout, cry, or talk noisily; bawl
  3. to bark, yelp, or yowl


  1. a shout, bark, yelp, or cry
  2. US and Canadian a noisy, foolish, or raucous utterance

v.c.1300, yolpen, probably echoic variant of yelpen (see yelp). Related: Yawped; yawping. The noun, in reference to speech, is recorded from 1835, now used chiefly with conscious echo of Whitman.

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