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.
1993 Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be. - Captain McAllister The Simpsons ep. 1F06
An example of yar is what someone said when they agree with what another has said.
Origin of yar
- From Middle English Èaren, Èurren, Èeorren, from Old English Ä¡eorran, Ä¡irran, gyrran (“to sound, chatter, grunt, creak, grate"), from Proto-Germanic *gerranÄ… (“to creak"), from Proto-Indo-European *gÊ°er- (“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").
- From Old English gearu (“ready"), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.
- Origin uncertain.