Definitions for: Yak


[n] large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
[n] a humorous anecdote or remark
[n] noisy talk



Webster (1913) Definition: Yak (y[a^]k), n. [Thibetan gyag.] (Zo["o]l.)
A bovine mammal (Po["e]phagus grunnies) native of the high
plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs,
and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair.
Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an
ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are
several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane
and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua,
grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and
sarluc.

Yak lace, a coarse pillow lace made from the silky hair of
the yak.

Synonyms: Bos grunniens, cackle, chatter, gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh, wheeze, yack, yakety-yak

See Also: belly laugh, blether, blue joke, blue story, Bos, chin music, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny story, gag line, genus Bos, good story, howler, humor, humour, idle talk, in-joke, laugh line, one-liner, ox, prate, prattle, punch line, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, tag line, talk, talking, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wild ox, wit, witticism, wittiness, wow

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