- See jäger.
- yammer v.i., n.
- related to jammern "to whine, whimper, complain,
lament, groan": To yammer actually comes from Anglo-Saxon
geomerian, Old English geomrian and Middle English yameren
but was influenced by Middle Low German jammeren and is so
similar in spelling, pronunciation and meaning to Modern German jammern
that I have included it here. See also Katzenjammer.
- "When I got my first
sight of a Bug, my mind jumped right out of my skull and started to
yammer." Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, 1959, p. 136.
- "I don't understand that yammer [foreign
language]." Robert A. Heinlein, Citizen of the Galaxy, 1982, p. 61.
- "Standing inside the huge wooden shrines with the rain
beating down was like being held captive in a primitive, drumlike
wooden instrument with the prevailing, high-pitched yammer of rampant
schoolgirls surrounding you." John Irving, The Fourth Hand, 2001, p. 81.
- "'His workone farmer he pulls through diphtheria
is worth all my yammering for a castle in Spain.'" Sinclair
Lewis, Main Street, 1920.
- "'There's a muckle ship gaun ashore on the reef, and the
puir folks are a' yammerin' and ca'in' for helpand I doobt
they'll a' be drooned.'" Arthur Conan Doyle, The Captain of the Polestar and other
- "The President, a devoted dog man, wasn't interested in
trying collie haunches or wearing Hun outfits, but he decided not to
interfere with the takeover attempts in the savings-and-loan
industrysure, there were these pesky yammering voices in the
press about how he ought to step in, etc., etc., as if it were that simple."
Garrison Keillor, "George Bush", The Book of Guys, 1993, p. 281.
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- to yodel v.i., v.t., n.
- from jodeln "to yodel": a melody or refrain
sung to meaningless syllables, with abrupt changes from chest to
falsetto tones, common among Swiss and Tyrolese mountaineers [literally
to call the syllable "jo", pronounced "yo" in
- "Then they were walking down a cement corridor between
rows of mesh cages, dogs of every size and description leaping at the
wire, yodeling, yapping, whining, their paws like windmills, their
eyes alive with eagerness and hope." T.C. Boyle, Drop
City, 2004, p. 217.
- Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of
Yodeling Around the World, by Bart Plantenga, 2003.
- "During intermissions young blades danced the
high-kicking, heel-and-thigh-slapping Schuhplattler, yodeled,
or flirted with the pink-cheeked girls in fetching dirndls." George W. Long,
"Occupied Austria, Outpost of Democracy" National Geographic, Jun. 1951, p. 775.
- "It was still continuing after dinner that evening, when
an oft-repeated yodel, followed by a shrill-wailed, 'Jane-ee! Oh,
Jane-nee-ee!' brought her to an open window down-stairs." Booth
Tarkington, Seventeen, 1915.
- "Some three hours later, Mr. Samuel Williams, waxen
clean and in sweet raiment, made his reappearance in Penrod's yard,
yodelling a code-signal to summon forth his friend." Booth
Parkington, Penrod, 1914.
- Remote Control Hopping, Yodelling Lederhosen with
Knockwurst. See also lederhosen, knockwurst.
- "The playful yodeling of many voices in chorus was heard
at the close of each song." Charles Alexander Eastman, Old Indian Days, 1907.
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