What does YAK mean?

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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

  2. Origin: [Tibetan gyag.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yak

    yak, n. a species of ox found in Tibet, and domesticated there, covered all over with a thick coat of long silky hair, that of the lower parts hanging down almost to the ground. [Tibetan.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YAK in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YAK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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