intransitive verb (yammered; yammering) Etymology: Middle English yameren, alteration of yomeren to murmur, be sad, from Old English gēomrian; akin to Old High German jāmaron to be sad Date: 15th century 1. a. to utter repeated cries of distress or sorrow b. whimper 2. to utter persistent complaints ; whine 3. to talk persistently or volubly and often loudly <
caused the purists to yammer for censorship — D. W. Maurer
yammer noun

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