Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies

Yacker

In the fall of 1989, the Center began to publish a newsletter called Yacker.  The newsletter, which is written and edited by Center staff, is intended to provide information about the Center's programs and activities, and related university events.

Yacker is published in the fall and spring.

What does "yacker" mean, exactly?  In typically self-deprecating fashion, Australians might well apply this word equally to serious talk as well as to idle chatter.  The Macquarie Dictionary defines "yacker" as a noun for idle, imitative talk.