The word "yack" is slang for "talk." If a person is yacking, he or she is talking, usually for a long period of time.

simplepastpast participle
  • Yolanda and Veronica can yack on the phone for hours.
  • Bill doesn’t like to yack on the phone. He keeps the conversations short.
  • The supervisor told the workers to quick yacking and get back to work.
  • Betty and her neighbor yacked over the fence for a few minutes before going back inside their homes.
  • People in the hotel room next to ours were yacking all night. It was hard to get to sleep.
  • All he ever does is yack, yack, yack. He loves to listen to himself talk.


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This page was first published on November 25, 2014. It was udpated on November 29, 2016.