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3 letters words from 'yak'

KAY 10YAK 10

2 letters words from 'yak'

AY 5KA 6
KY 9YA 5

All 3 letters words made out of yak

yak ayk yka kya aky kay

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Definitions and meaning of yak

yak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jæk/
  • Rhymes: -æk
  • Homophone: yack

Etymology 1

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

Noun

yak (plural yak or yaks)

  1. An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayas, Mongolia, Burma, and Tibet with dark, long, and silky hair, a horse-like tail, and a full, bushy mane.
    • 2008, Scott R. R. Haskell, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN), page 619
      Utilization efficiency of dietary protein in the yak differs with diet composition and feeding level, age, sex, body condition score, and animal production level (e.g., growth, lactation). Researchers reported no difference between lactating and dry cows in crude protein digestibility, although lactating yak tend to consume more feed than dry yak.
    • 2004, Wilson G. Pond, Encyclopedia of Animal Science (Print), CRC Press (→ISBN), page 899
      Attempts are now being made, by selection, to create a new breed of yak (the Datong yak) from such crosses. Hybridization of domestic yak with local cattle, at intermediate elevations, has been practiced for generations. The hybrids inherit some of the good characteristics from each species, but lack the adaptation of the yak to the harsh conditions at higher elevations.
Hyponyms
  • Bos mutus
  • Bos grunniens
  • Bos mutus grunniens, wild yak
  • Poephagus grunniens, domestic yak
Derived terms
  • domestic yak
  • wild yak
  • yak lace
  • yakless
  • yaklike
  • yak shaving
  • yakskin
Translations

Etymology 2

Apparently an onomatopoeia.

Alternative forms

  • yack

Verb

yak (third-person singular simple present yaks, present participle yakking, simple past and past participle yakked)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To talk, particularly informally but persistently; to chatter or prattle.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI
      “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 []
  2. (slang, intransitive) To vomit, usually as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
Translations

Noun

yak (countable and uncountable, plural yaks)

  1. (slang) A talk, particular an informal talk; chattering; gossip.
    • 1983, Nicolas Freeling, The Back of the North Wind (→ISBN)
      The sudden head-down butt jabbed into someone’s face, is a highly effective way of putting a stop to his yack.
  2. (slang) A laugh.
    • 1951, Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds, Cartoonist
      Would-be gags from would-be gagsters. And, nine chances out of ten, not a yak in the lot.
  3. (slang) Vomit.
Translations

Related terms

  • yackety-yak
  • yakfest
  • yakky

Etymology 3

Shortening.

Noun

yak (plural yaks)

  1. (slang) A kayak.

Anagrams

  • 'kay, Kay, kay, kya

Choctaw

Adverb

yak

  1. thus

References

  • Cyrus Byington, A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɑk/
  • Hyphenation: yak
  • Rhymes: -ɑk

Noun

yak m (plural yakken or yaks, diminutive yakje n)

  1. Alternative spelling of jak

French

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -jak

Noun

yak m (plural yaks)

  1. Alternative spelling of yack

Further reading

  • “yak” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

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

Noun

yak m (invariable)

  1. A yak (bovine)

Synonyms

  • bue tibetano

Manx

Etymology

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

Noun

yak m (genitive singular yak, plural yakkyn)

  1. yak

Savi

Etymology

From Sanskrit एक (eka).

Numeral

yak

  1. (cardinal) one

References

  • Nina Knobloch (2020) A grammar sketch of Sauji: An Indo-Aryan language of Afghanistan[1], Stockholm University

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • yac

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɟ͡ʝak/

Noun

yak m (plural yak or yaks)

  1. yak (bovine)

Tagalog

Etymology

From English yuck.

Interjection

yak

  1. An expression to indicate disgust.
  2. yuck!

Synonyms

  • kadiri

Turkish

Etymology

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

Noun

yak (definite accusative yakı, plural yaklar)

  1. yak (ox-like mammal)

Synonyms

  • Tibet öküzü
  • Tibet sığırı

Source: wiktionary.org
  • YAHRZEIT, (Yiddish) an anniversary of the death of a family member observed by Jews.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)