See also: þakka

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yagara yaga (work).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

 
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yakka (uncountable)

  1. (Australia) Work.
    • 1986, Quadrant[1], Volume 30, page 42:
      The demand for work and abortion shows that feminists have been coopted by the wimps, whose ideal is the single mother yoked to tough yakka; for it frees them to drift between bedrooms and bathhouses.
    • 1991 July 3, Michael Barlow, “PURDITORY: Harridans [Harsoc]”, in aus.games.roleplay, Usenet[2]:
      The slaves who do all the yakka could be another species, small and easily bullied. Failing that, enslaved humans will do.
    • 2002 October 22, MPD, “Drivetrain component upgrade”, in aus.bicycle, Usenet[3]:
      I have seen way too many cheap cranksets go to the pack after a small amount of x-country and minor technical yakka off-road.

Usage notesEdit

Almost solely used in the term hard yakka.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

yakka

  1. (Australia) To work.

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

yakka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of やっか

OromoEdit

NounEdit

yakka

  1. crime

YagaraEdit

NounEdit

yakka

  1. Alternative form of yaga.

VerbEdit

yakka

  1. Alternative form of yaga.

ReferencesEdit

  • “2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK EIGHTEEN.”, in State Library of Queensland[4], 13 May 2019, archived from the original on 24 May 2019, retrieved 9 March 2020