yak

See also: Yak and yäk

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EnglishEdit

Yaks in Tibet
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Etymology 1Edit

From Tibetan གཡག ‎(g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

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.
    • 1998, Matthew Glave as Glenn Guglia, The Wedding Singer, written by Tim Herlihy:
      She'll feel better when she yaks.
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.
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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

EtymologyEdit

From Tibetan གཡག ‎(g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

NounEdit

yak m ‎(invariable)

  1. A yak (bovine)

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ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English yak, from Tibetan གཡག ‎(g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

NounEdit

yak m ‎(genitive singular yak, plural yakkyn)

  1. yak

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tibetan གཡག ‎(g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

yak m ‎(plural yak or yaks)

  1. yak (bovine)

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tibetan གཡག ‎(g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

NounEdit

yak ‎(definite accusative yakı, plural yaklar)

  1. yak (ox-like mammal)

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