Definitions for yakyæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a large, shaggy-haired wild ox, Bos grunniens, of the Tibetan highlands, having long, curved horns.

    Category: Mammals

  2. a domesticated variety of this animal.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of yak:

1785–95; < Tibetan, sp. gyag

yakyæk(v.)yakked; yacked; yak•king; yack•ing

or yack

  1. (v.i.)to gab; chatter.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  2. (n.)incessant idle or gossipy talk.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of yak:

1945–50; appar. of expressive orig.


yak*yæk(n.; v.i.; v.t.)yakked, yak•king.

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: yuk1. 1

* Slang..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle(noun)

    noisy talk

  2. yak, Bos grunniens(verb)

    large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated

  3. yak, gab(verb)

    talk profusely

    "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yak(noun)

    a bovine mammal (Poephagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc


  1. Yak

    The yak is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. Most yaks are domesticated animals, usually referred to as Bos grunniens. There is also a small, vulnerable wild yak population, referred to as Bos mutus. In the 1990s, a concerted effort was undertaken to help save the wild yak population.

Anagrams of yak

  1. Kay

Translations for yak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a type of long-haired ox, found in Tibet.

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