a yawner

a yawner
a boring event, a book etc. that is not interesting

I went to the movie, but it was a yawner so I left.

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  • yawner — (n.) 1680s, agent noun from YAWN (Cf. yawn) (v.). Meaning boring thing is 1942, American English colloquial (yawn in this sense is attested from 1889) …   Etymology dictionary

  • yawner — [yô′nər] n. 1. someone or something that yawns ☆ 2. Informal a dull or boring performance, event, etc …   English World dictionary

  • yawner — n. a boring show or performance. □ It was a yawner from the opening curtain straight through to the end. □ Your lecture, sir, was a total yawner …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • yawner — noun Date: 1687 1. one that yawns 2. something that causes boredom < the show was a real yawner > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yawner — noun a) A person who yawns. The games over, and the Bills are winners in a 9 6 yawner that saw no touchdowns and sent the nation to bed early. b) Something unexciting or boring that induces yawning, as a book, sporting event …   Wiktionary

  • yawner — See a yawner …   English idioms

  • yawner — /yaw neuhr/, n. 1. a person who yawns. 2. yawn (def. 8). [1680 90; YAWN + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • yawner — n. one who yawns; boring show, uninteresting performance (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yawner — yawn·er …   English syllables

  • yawner — yawn•er [[t]ˈyɔ nər[/t]] n. 1) cvb one who yawns 2) cvb yawn 6), b) • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • yawner —   a slang term, meaning a boring film …   Glossary of cinematic terms

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