Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 21:42

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ȝaren, ȝurren, ȝeorren, from Old English ġeorran, ġirran, gyrran (to sound, chatter, grunt, creak, grate), from Proto-Germanic *gerraną (to creak), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- (to make a noise, rattle, gurgle, grumble). Cognate with Scots yarr, yirr (to snarl, growl, quarrel, cause trouble), Middle High German girren (to roar, cry, rattle, chatter).

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VerbEdit

yar (third-person singular simple present yars, present participle yarring, simple past and past participle yarred)

  1. (intransitive) To snarl; gnar.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To growl, especially like a dog; quarrel; be captious or troublesome.

Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain.

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AdjectiveEdit

yar (comparative more yar, superlative most yar)

  1. (UK dialectal) Sour; brackish.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old English gearu (ready), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

AdjectiveEdit

yar (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (nautical, of a vessel, especially sailboat) Quick and agile; easy to hand, reef and steer.
    1940 My, she was yar...It means, uh...easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be, until she develops dry rot. - The Philadelphia Story written by Philip Barry
    • 1958, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
      ...to make a ship best weighed, or yarest in her going.
    1993 Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be. - Captain McAllister The Simpsons ep. 1F06
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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

NounEdit

yar f

  1. hen

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *jaro- (compare Welsh iâr).

NounEdit

yar f (plural yer)

  1. chicken, hen

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic, from Proto-Turkic.

NounEdit

yar

  1. cliff
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