Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m up to the letter Y this week and, as with X, I’ve had limited choice for this week’s word – and I imagine Z will be just as bad. I can’t wait to get back to starting the alphabet again.
So, here is my WOW for this week:
yam•mer (ˈyæm ər)
Part of Speech:
noun: yammer; yam·mer·er
As a verb:
1. to utter or whine in a complaining or peevish manner
2. to make a complaint, loudly or persistently:
3. (intransitive) esp of an animal, to howl or wail plaintively or distressingly; yelp or yowl.
As a noun:
- yammer e.g. The yammer of animated conversation emanated from the boardroom:
2. a yammering sound, wail, or utterance
3. nonsense; jabber
beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whinge, whine, complain, yawp/yaup, yowl.
crow, delight, rejoice
Middle English yameren, alteration of yomeren -to murmur, be sad – from Old English gēomrian -akin to Old High German jāmaron, to be sad. First known use: 15th century
Use in a Sentence:
1. After the earthquake, the seismographs yammered for days:
2. Maria escorted the old lady back to her house, smiling patiently as she yammered on about the old days:
3. Chris yawned, willing the teacher to stop yammering about boring algebraic equations:
4. Left alone in the isolated cottage, Judith found the constant yammer of the guard dog quite unnerving:
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