v. complain; complain in a loud voice; scream, shout

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • yammer — UK [ˈjæmə(r)] / US [ˈjæmər] verb [intransitive] Word forms yammer : present tense I/you/we/they yammer he/she/it yammers present participle yammering past tense yammered past participle yammered informal to talk or complain a lot …   English dictionary

  • yammer — intransitive verb (yammered; yammering) Etymology: Middle English yameren, alteration of yomeren to murmur, be sad, from Old English gēomrian; akin to Old High German jāmaron to be sad Date: 15th century 1. a. to utter repeated cries of distress… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yammer — yammerer, n. yammeringly, adv. /yam euhr/, Informal. v.i. 1. to whine or complain. 2. to make an outcry or clamor. 3. to talk loudly and persistently. v.t. 4. to utter clamorously, persistently, or in complaint: They yammered their complaints… …   Universalium

  • yammer — 1. verb /ˈjæm.ə,ˈjæm.ɚ/ a) To complain peevishly. It was a ship, but a whale to the Dark Nebula’s minnow; and on its side was the Spaceship and Sun of the Empire. Every alarm on the ship yammered hysterically. b) To talk loudly and persistently.… …   Wiktionary

  • yammer — (v.) late 15c., to lament, probably from M.Du. jammeren and cognate M.E. yeoumeren, to mourn, complain, from O.E. geomrian to lament, from geomor sorrowful, probably of imitative origin. Meaning to make loud, annoying noise is attested from 1510s …   Etymology dictionary

  • yammer — [yam′ər] vi. [ME yameren < OE geomerian, to lament, groan < geomor, sad, mournful, wretched: infl. by MDu & MLowG jammeren, of echoic orig.] 1. to whine, whimper, or complain 2. to shout, yell, clamor, etc. 3. to talk loudly or continually… …   English World dictionary

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