Usage examples for YAWPS

  1. The eagle raised its great wings and slowly flapped them once or twice, while it uttered a succession of shrill yawps. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  2. They weren't yells, or howls, or shouts, or whoops, or yawps, such as you'd expect from a manly set of vocal organs- they were simply indecent, terrifying, humiliating screams, such as women emit when they see ghosts or caterpillars. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  3. Once in a while some one privately gives him a new nickname for the next man " a- comin' down de lane," and as he yawps it out the whole dance gathers new mirth and speed. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable