DAY 286 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:
Obsolete words are no longer in general use and may have fallen out of favor for nearly a century or more, but who says obsolete and rarely used words can’t be revived by kids who love words?
Today’s word is YAFF or YAFFLE, a verb meaning to bark or yelp like a dog.
So why do kids need to know the word yaff?
A couple of other yaff meanings are: 1) to nag; 2) to mumble.
Ah! So both dogs and kids and grownups can yaff?
Kids will love the word yaff because it sounds fun, it’s easy to remember and there’s always some yaffing (barking, nagging or mumbling) or yaffling going on somewhere around you!
Use the word yaff with your kids and grandkids today.
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