An example of yar is what someone said when they agree with what another has said.
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
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").
- From Old English gearu (“ready"), from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.
- Origin uncertain.