yackety-yack

yackety-yack
yack•e•ty-yack
[[t]ˈyæk ɪ tiˈyæk[/t]] v. i. n. Slang.
cvb sts
yak II
Etymology: 1945–50; extended form of yak II, with -ety as in clickety-clack, etc.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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