Associations to the word «Yak»


YAK, noun. An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayas and Tibet with dark, long, and silky hair, a horse-like tail, and a full, bushy mane.
YAK, verb. (intransitive) To talk, particularly informally but persistently, such as chatter.
YAK, verb. (intransitive) To vomit, usually as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
YAK, noun. A talk, particular an informal one such as chattering.
YAK, noun. (slang) A laugh
YAK, noun. Vomit.
YAK, noun. (slang) shorthand for kayak
YAK LACE, noun. A coarse pillow lace made from the silky hair of the yak.
YAK SHAVING, noun. (idiomatic) Any apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.
YAK SHAVING, noun. (idiomatic) A less useful activity done to consciously or unconsciously procrastinate about a larger but more useful task.

Dictionary definition

YAK, noun. Noisy talk.
YAK, noun. Large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated.
YAK, verb. Talk profusely; "she was yakking away about her grandchildren".

Wise words

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