slang A lot of prolonged, noisy, and unimportant talk or chatter. All right, cut out the yakety-yak, kids, it's time to get class started. I find I just have to tune out all the yakety-yak of the news during election season.
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n. chatter; gossip. That’s enough yackety-yak. Quiet!
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