Homophones for jagt, yacked

jagt / yacked [jakt]

jagt – n. – a small, single-mast vessel similar to a cutter or sloop, with square sails

yacked – v. simple past of yack – 1. chatted; 2. engaged in persistent, light conversation

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When looking at the history of sailing vessels, the jagt can be considered modern. It made its  debut somewhere in the 17th century. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, by 1861,  jagt appeared in English writings by J. Lamont. They are still being built today. The variety and craftsmanship amaze mariners. This word of Danish origin has won its place in English right alongside its cousin: yacht. The latter, which speaks of luxury, is not restricted to sailing vessels.


Whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere, this verb of dubious origin, is slang. It refers to trivial speech. When we say that someone yacked, we show disrespect for whatever it is that those people were uttering. Yup, we don't like it and we're not afraid to say it. So, be careful about when and where you choose to use this verb.