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Meaning of "yakety-yak" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF YAKETY-YAK

yakety-yak  [ˌjækɪtɪˈjæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YAKETY-YAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yakety-Yak is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb yakety-yak in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO YAKETY-YAK

PRESENT

Present
I yakety-yak
you yakety-yak
he/she/it yakety-yaks
we yakety-yak
you yakety-yak
they yakety-yak
Present continuous
I am yakety-yaking
you are yakety-yaking
he/she/it is yakety-yaking
we are yakety-yaking
you are yakety-yaking
they are yakety-yaking
Present perfect
I have yakety-yaked
you have yakety-yaked
he/she/it has yakety-yaked
we have yakety-yaked
you have yakety-yaked
they have yakety-yaked
Present perfect continuous
I have been yakety-yaking
you have been yakety-yaking
he/she/it has been yakety-yaking
we have been yakety-yaking
you have been yakety-yaking
they have been yakety-yaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I yakety-yaked
you yakety-yaked
he/she/it yakety-yaked
we yakety-yaked
you yakety-yaked
they yakety-yaked
Past continuous
I was yakety-yaking
you were yakety-yaking
he/she/it was yakety-yaking
we were yakety-yaking
you were yakety-yaking
they were yakety-yaking
Past perfect
I had yakety-yaked
you had yakety-yaked
he/she/it had yakety-yaked
we had yakety-yaked
you had yakety-yaked
they had yakety-yaked
Past perfect continuous
I had been yakety-yaking
you had been yakety-yaking
he/she/it had been yakety-yaking
we had been yakety-yaking
you had been yakety-yaking
they had been yakety-yaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will yakety-yak
you will yakety-yak
he/she/it will yakety-yak
we will yakety-yak
you will yakety-yak
they will yakety-yak
Future continuous
I will be yakety-yaking
you will be yakety-yaking
he/she/it will be yakety-yaking
we will be yakety-yaking
you will be yakety-yaking
they will be yakety-yaking
Future perfect
I will have yakety-yaked
you will have yakety-yaked
he/she/it will have yakety-yaked
we will have yakety-yaked
you will have yakety-yaked
they will have yakety-yaked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been yakety-yaking
you will have been yakety-yaking
he/she/it will have been yakety-yaking
we will have been yakety-yaking
you will have been yakety-yaking
they will have been yakety-yaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would yakety-yak
you would yakety-yak
he/she/it would yakety-yak
we would yakety-yak
you would yakety-yak
they would yakety-yak
Conditional continuous
I would be yakety-yaking
you would be yakety-yaking
he/she/it would be yakety-yaking
we would be yakety-yaking
you would be yakety-yaking
they would be yakety-yaking
Conditional perfect
I would have yakety-yak
you would have yakety-yak
he/she/it would have yakety-yak
we would have yakety-yak
you would have yakety-yak
they would have yakety-yak
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been yakety-yaking
you would have been yakety-yaking
he/she/it would have been yakety-yaking
we would have been yakety-yaking
you would have been yakety-yaking
they would have been yakety-yaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you yakety-yak
we let´s yakety-yak
you yakety-yak
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to yakety-yak
Past participle
yakety-yaked
Present Participle
yakety-yaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH YAKETY-YAK


Armagnac
ˈɑːmənˌjæk
Cognac
ˈkɒnjæk
galyac
ˈɡæljæk
galyak
ˈɡæljæk
yack
jæk
yackety-yak
ˌjækɪtɪˈjæk
yak
jæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YAKETY-YAK

yak
yakhdan
yakimono
yakitori
yakka
yakked
yakker
yakking
yakow
Yakut
Yakut Republic
Yakutia
Yakutsk
yakuza

WORDS THAT END LIKE YAKETY-YAK

brak
break
Dayak
Dyak
freak
gak
Irak
jak
kayak
oak
Ostyak
outbreak
Pak
peak
Slovak
soak
speak
tilak
Votyak
weak

Synonyms and antonyms of yakety-yak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yakety-yak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YAKETY-YAK

Find out the translation of yakety-yak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yakety-yak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yakety-yak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

yakety -牦牛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yakety - yak
570 millions of speakers

English

yakety-yak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

yakety - याक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

yakety - الياك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Yakety - яка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

yakety - yak
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

yakety-ইয়াক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yakety - yak
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yakety-yak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

yakety - Yak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

yakety -ヤク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계속 얘기해 야크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yakety-yak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yakety - yak
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

yakety-யாக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यकुटी-याक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakety-yak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Yakety - yak
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Yakety - jaka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Yakety -яка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

yakety - iac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Yakety - βούβαλου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

yakety - yak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Yakety - jak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Yakety - yak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yakety-yak

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YAKETY-YAK»

The term «yakety-yak» is regularly used and occupies the 83.578 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YAKETY-YAK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «yakety-yak» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «yakety-yak» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about yakety-yak

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YAKETY-YAK»

Discover the use of yakety-yak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yakety-yak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Yakety Yak I Fought Back: My Life with the Coasters
The story in this book is about a young man who left his home and family in Tyler, Texas at the age of twenty three and moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream of becoming a big band singer or to be another Nat King Cole or Billy Esktine.
Veta Gardner, 2008
2
Yakety Yak
Rock stars of the past thirty years, such as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ice-T, and Chrissie Hynde, respond to whimsical and serious questions.
‎1994
3
Yakety Yak Yak Yak
Yak drives everybody crazy with his incessant talking, until he drives his taxi right into a big hole.
‎1977
4
Yoko Yak's Yakety Yakking
Yodel-odel-odel, yak yak yak! Yoko Yak can't seem to stop chatting! and it makes her classmates wonder-what do you do with a yakety yak?
Barbara DeRubertis, 2011
5
Speaking and Listening: Yakety Yak the Alien's Back
There are many forms of speaking and listening; such as giving directions; recounting and telling a story; comparing and grouping objects; describing something; voicing the imagination and learning when to talk and listen in a conversation.
Corbett, 2005
6
Billboard
On* Summer Night, Danleers, Mer. Patricia, Perez Prado, Vic. Tim Purple People Eater Shefo Wooley, M-G-M Trwe, Fine Mama/Oob: My Boul Littl* Richard, Spe. Yakety Yak, Coasters, Atco CHICAGO AB I Have to Do Is Dream Bverly Brothers,  ...
7
Billboard
Yakety Yak. Coasters, Atco BEST SELLERS! BILL DOCCETT BLIP BLOP King 5138 NORTHERN OHIO U 1 Have to Do Is Dream Everly Brothers, Cdc. Jennie Lee, Jan & Arnie, Arw. The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley, M-G-M Secretly.
8
Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music
Simple verse forms often include a refrain, either at the beginning or end of the verse, serving as a kind of “minichorus” and often containing the song's hook.12 In “Yakety Yak,” for instance, the refrain is “yakety yak, don't talk back,” placed at ...
Mark Stuart Spicer, John Rudolph Covach, 2010
9
Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
The tune just demanded two-part harmony; ten minutes later, “Yakety Yak” was born. Take out the papers and the trash Oryou don't get no spendin' cash If you don't scrub that kitchen floor You ain't gonna rock and roll no more Yaketyyak ...
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, 2010
10
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
... prate, prattle, yakety-yak Hyakn syn JOKE 1, crack, gag, jape, jest, quip, waggery, wisecrack, witticism yakety-yak n syn CHATTER, babble, blab, blabber, chat, clack, gabble, jabber, palaver, prattle yakety-yak vb syn CHAT 1, babble, chatter, ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1988

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YAKETY-YAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yakety-yak is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bobbie's Beat: Yakety-yak
So picture this: 30 women enjoying a catered patio picnic at Oregon Coast Community College on a recent warm and sunny evening. Not a male in sight. A male ... «Newport News Times, Jun 15»
2
Yakety-yak, they don't talk back: Hunterdon farm home to shaggy …
Minutes from charming small-town Stockton, big shaggy beasts named BMW, Betty and Big Papa roam. "We're just starting to produce a line of a fashion from ... «The Star-Ledger, Jul 14»
3
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Facebook users must switch to the social network's dedicated Messenger mobile app if they want to keep chatting away to their Facebook friends on their ... «Register, Apr 14»
4
Yakety-yak: Everyone's talking back and forth on talk radio
Yakety-yak: Everyone's talking back and forth on talk radio. Second of four parts. October 20, 2013 8:00 AM. Mark Madden; Fred Honsberger; Chris Moore; Doug ... «Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Oct 13»

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