yawp or yaup
intransitive verb (past and past participle yawped, present participle yawp·ing, 3rd person present singular yawps) (past and past participle yauped, present participle yaup·ing, 3rd person present singular yaups)
1. talk coarsely: to talk or complain loudly, coarsely, and sometimes meaninglessly
2. utter yelp: to utter a sharp loud yelp
noun (plural yawps) (plural yaups)
1. coarse talk: loud, coarse, and sometimes meaningless talk
2. yelp: a sharp loud yelp
[14th century. Origin ?]http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...
• noun a harsh or hoarse cry or yelp.
• verb shout or exclaim hoarsely.
— ORIGIN imitative.http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/yawp?view=uk
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Middle English yolpen
1 : to make a raucous noise : squawk 2 : clamor, complain
1: a raucous noise : squawk2: something suggestive of a raucous noise; specifically : rough vigorous languagehttp://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Di...
Part of Speech intransitive verb
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Inflected Forms yawped, yawping, yawps
Definition1.(informal) to utter a loud sharp cry; yelp.
Part of Speech noun
Definition1.a loud, sharp cry; yelp or squawk.http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php?script...
INTRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: yawped, yawp·ing, yawps
1. To utter a sharp cry; yelp. 2. To talk loudly, raucously, or coarsely.
NOUN:1. A bark; a yelp. 2. Loud or coarse talk or utterance: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world” (Walt Whitman).
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English yolpen, possibly variant of yelpen. See yelp.
OTHER FORMS:yawper —NOUNhttp://www.bartleby.com/61/0/Y0010000.html