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See also: Yak and yäk

EnglishEdit

Yaks in Tibet

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Tibetan གཡག (g.yag).

NounEdit

yak (plural yaks)

  1. An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayas and Tibet with dark, long and silky hair a horse like tail and a full, bushy mane.
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Etymology 2Edit

apparently an onomatopoeia

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VerbEdit

yak (third-person singular simple present yaks, present participle yakking, simple past and past participle yakked)

  1. (intransitive) To talk, particularly informally but persistently, such as chatter.
    • 1960: “You'll like Poppet. Nice dog. Wears his ears inside out. Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” “I could not say, sir.” “Nor me. I've often wondered. But this won't do, Jeeves. Here we are, yakking about Jezebels and dachshunds, when we ought to be concentrating our minds [...]” (P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI)
  2. (intransitive) To vomit, usually as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
Usage notesEdit
  • This is subject to the typically Australian 'have-a-verb' syntactic construction, as in 'I had a yak last night'. But this does not qualify 'yak' to be nominal.
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

yak (plural yaks)

  1. A talk, particular an informal one such as chattering.
  2. (slang) A laugh
  3. Vomit.
  4. (slang) shorthand for kayak
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ChoctawEdit

AdverbEdit

yak

  1. thus

ReferencesEdit

  • Cyrus Byington, A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

yak m, f (plural yakken or yaks, diminutive yakje n)

  1. Alternative spelling of jak.

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

yak m (plural yaks)

  1. Alternative spelling of yack.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

yak m (invariable)

  1. A yak (bovine)

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ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English yak.

NounEdit

yak m (genitive yak, plural yakkyn)

  1. yak

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English.

NounEdit

yak m (plural yak)

  1. yak (bovine)

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tibetan གཡག (g.yag) or via English yak.

NounEdit

yak (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. yak (ox-like mammal)

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VerbEdit

yak

  1. The imperative of * "kindle"