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Yawk

sound symbolism noun
A signature of ScHoolBoy Q. This is his imitation of the blast that a gunshot makes. It is used to describe the large amount of violence that is in his neighborhood. Other rappers have taken on this sound imitation in their raps.
 
A signature of ScHoolBoy Q. This is his imitation of the blast that a gunshot makes. It is used to describe the large amount of violence that is in his neighborhood. Other rappers have taken on this sound imitation in their raps.
Etymology : Onomatopoeia. Term coined by ScHoolboy Q.
Source : “Everytime I’m in the street I hear YAWK YAWK YAWK YAWK” – ScHoolBoy Q, M.a.a.d City [November 2, 2013]. Kendrick Lamar. M.a.a.d City ft.ScHoolboy Q. Good Kid, M.a.a.d City. Top Dawg Entertainment. 2012. CD.
Last modified: 12 December 2013


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