Yar meaning

yär
adjective
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(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.

1993 Arr, here be a fine vessel: the yarest river-going boat there be. - Captain McAllister The Simpsons ep. 1F06

adjective
10
3
(intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To growl, especially like a dog; quarrel; be captious or troublesome.
verb
8
5
Yar is defined as yes.

An example of yar is what someone said when they agree with what another has said.

interjection
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(intransitive) To snarl; gnar.
verb
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6
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(UK dialectal) Sour; brackish.
adjective
3
3

Origin of yar

  • From Middle English ȝaren, ȝurren, ȝeorren, 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").
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  • From Old English gearu (“ready"), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.
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  • Origin uncertain.
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