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yammer

Verb

1 cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert" [syn: howl, wrawl, yowl]
2 complain whiningly [syn: whine, grizzle, yawp]

English

Etymology

Probably from jammeren cognate and reinforced by yeoumeren < geomrian < geomor possibly imitative in origin and akin to German Jammer.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To complain peevishly.
  2. To talk loudly; to make an outcry.
  3. To utter clamorously.

Noun

  1. The act or noise of yammering.
  2. A loud noise.
  3. One who yammers.

References

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Scots

Verb

  1. To lament.
  2. To yearn for something.

Noun

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