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Yawp

verb
1.
Make a raucous noise.  Synonym: bawl.
2.
Complain whiningly.  Synonyms: grizzle, whine, yammer.






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"Yawp" Quotes from Famous Books



... your mouths and throats filled so full of sand that you couldn't tell the truth for a whole month, and have surprised a party of hostiles in their camp, and rescued two prisoners alive and unharmed,—when you have done all that, you can talk; until then hold your yawp. That feat has never been accomplished but once in the Department of Texas, and then it was accomplished by our boys, the Brindles ...
— George at the Fort - Life Among the Soldiers • Harry Castlemon

... the most aesthetically incapable organization ever created for the purpose of perpetuating defunct ideals and ideas. But of course The Great American Public has a handicap which my friends at La Ferte did not as a rule have—education. Let no one sound his indignant yawp at this. I refer to the fact that, for an educated gent or lady, to create is first of all to destroy—that there is and can be no such thing as authentic art until the bons trucs (whereby we are taught to see and imitate ...
— The Enormous Room • Edward Estlin Cummings

... revival of KuKlux societies to intimidate the Negro; "to keep him in his place," is the graveyard yawp of a dying monster. Are the thousands of Negroes who faced bullets in the most disastrous war of history, and several hundred thousand more who were ready and willing to undergo the same perils, likely to be frightened by such a threat, such an antiquated, silly, short-sighted ...
— History of the American Negro in the Great World War • W. Allison Sweeney



Words linked to "Yawp" :   kvetch, snivel, kick, complain, plain, roar, sound off, yammer, quetch, howl, grizzle



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