noun, adjective, Informal.
to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug
a sharp jerking movement; tug
a slang word for an American
(US, informal) short for Yankee
1822, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Yanked; yanking. The noun is 1818 in sense of “sudden blow, cuff.”
Talking: He kept up his tedious yammer (1500+)
[fr Scots dialect, related to German Jammer, ”lamentation, misery”]
The penis; jang,wang: A macho machine, a celebration of the yang, bang, whang/ Like I need a three-foot yang-yang (1970s+)
noun 1. clockwork by which the hour hand is driven from the shaft of the minute hand.
[moh-tuh-veyt] /ˈmoʊ təˌveɪt/ verb (used with object), motivated, motivating. 1. to provide with a or ; incite; impel. /ˈməʊtɪˌveɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to give incentive to v. 1863, “to stimulate toward action,” from motive + -ate (2); perhaps modeled on French motiver or German motivieren. Related: Motivated; motivating.
[moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of , or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. 2. the state or condition of being or having a strong reason to […]
noun 1. the application of the knowledge and techniques of the social sciences, especially psychology and sociology, to understanding consumer attitudes and behavior: used as a guide in advertising and marketing.