AskDefine | Define yawp

The Collaborative Dictionary

Yaup \Yaup\, v. i. [See Yap, and Yelp.] To cry out like a child; to yelp. [Scot. & Colloq. U. S.] [Written also yawp.] [1913 Webster]
Yawp \Yawp\, v. & n. See Yaup. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

yawp

Verb

1 make a raucous noise [syn: bawl]
2 complain whiningly [syn: whine, grizzle, yammer]

Moby Thesaurus

bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, beef, bell, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blate, bleat, blow off, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, caw, chant, cheer, chirp, coo, crab, crow, cry, cry out, dolorous tirade, drawl, exclaim, flute, fuss, gasp, give tongue, give voice, groan, growl, grunt, hail, halloo, hiss, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, hurrah, jeremiad, keen, lament, lilt, low, make an outcry, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, moo, mumble, murmur, mutter, neigh, nicker, outcry, pant, pipe, plaint, planctus, pule, rallying cry, roar, rumble, screak, scream, screech, shout, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snort, sob, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, thunder, tirade, troat, trumpet, twang, ululate, ululation, wail, wail of woe, war cry, war whoop, warble, whicker, whimper, whine, whinny, whisper, whoop, yammer, yap, yawl, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl

English

Etymology

yolpen

Alternative spellings

Verb

  1. to yelp, or utter a sharp cry, as in intense pain, or another raucous noise
  2. to talk loudly and coarsely
    Sound my barbaric yawps over the roofs of the world - Walt Whitman
  3. clamor, utter loud complaints

Noun

  1. a yelp or bark
  2. loud or coarse talk

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