WOW: Yawp

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

I’m finally nearing the end of the alphabet! This week’s letter is Y – a dreadful one to find an interesting word for but I eventually found something I hope you all like.

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Here’s my WOW for this week:


Part of Speech
verb (intransitive) and noun

Past particle: yawped
Gerund: yawping

1. to utter a loud or sharp shout or cry; bawl
2. to complain whiningly

1. a harsh or sharp cry
2. a noisy, foolish or raucous utterance

Word Origin
1300-50 – yolpen – thought to be of imitative origins. Possibly a variant of ‘yelp’.

1. bawl, roar, howl, shriek, squeal, yell, yelp, yip,
2. complain, grizzle, snivel, whine, yammer

Use in a Sentence
1. Katherine yawped a loud cry that echoed through the hills.

view from castlerigg

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2. Martin sighed, forcing himself to patience – he wasn’t sure just how long he could stand to listen to the old man’s constant yawping .

Image from Pixabay

Image from Pixabay

1. Bradley’s gave a loud yawp of shock as the kitten leapt onto his head.


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2. Victoria sometimes wondered, as she listened to the youngsters in their raucous interactions, whether they realised just what foolish yawps they were uttering.

Image from Pixabay

Image from Pixabay


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