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Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter Y
Slang Letter Y

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter Y.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter Y

Today learn 5 slang beginning with the letter Y.
Slang Definition Usage
yakety-yak talk about unimportant things My friends yakety-yak whenever they get together.
yank bother You need to quit trying to yank me.
Yank an American Maybe you should not act like a Yank when you go to Japan.
yes-man person who does anything to gain approval Everyone in the office know he is a yes-man.
yukky bad This food tastes yukky.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: Yakety-yak

Yakety-yak basically means talking about useless or unimportant things. The following video is a pretty old song featuring this slang term. Enjoy.
Video: The Coasters "Yakety-yak"
The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. This is their song "Yakety-yak" with lyrics written in English.
 
Lyrics: The Coasters "Yakety-yak"
Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip, he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
 
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