- past participle
- present participle
trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob (verb)
informal terms for the mouth
yelp, yip, yap (verb)
bark in a high-pitched tone
"the puppies yelped"
The high-pitched bark of a small dog.
An informal talk.
The mouth, which produces speech.
A badly behaved child, a brat.
Of a small dog, to bark.
To talk, especially excessively.
An atoll in the Caroline Islands of western Micronesia.
Yap is the westernized name of Wa'ab, an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Colonia is the capital of Yap State of the Federated States of Micronesia. Yap island proper actually made up of three islands, the others being Map and Rumung. The three are close together though separated by water and are surrounded by a common coral reef and are formed from an uplift of the Philippine Sea Plate referred to as high islands as opposed to atolls. The land is mostly rolling hills densely vegetated. Mangrove swamps line much of the shore. Yap's indigenous cultures and traditions are strong compared to other states in Micronesia. Colonia is the capital of the State of Yap which includes Yap proper and the fourteen outer islands fourteen reaching to the east and south for some 800 km, namely Eauripik, Elato, Fais, Faraulep, Gaferut, Ifalik, Lamotrek, Ngulu, Olimarao, Piagailoe, Pikelot, Sorol, Ulithi, and Woleai atolls, as well as the island of Satawal. Historically a tributary system existed between the outer islands, mostly atolls, and Yap proper a high island. This probably related to the need for goods from the high islands including food and wood for construction of seagoing vessels.²