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yar

yar

See also: þar, y ar, yar-, and yär-

English

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Verb

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

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

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain.

Adjective

yar (comparative more yar, superlative most yar)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Sour; brackish.
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Etymology 3

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

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Adjective

yar (comparative yarer, superlative yarest)

  1. (nautical, of a vessel, especially sailboat) Quick and agile; easy to hand, reef and steer.
    1939 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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Breton

Etymology

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

Noun

yar f (plural yer)

  1. hen

Cornish

Etymology

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

Noun

yar f (plural yer)

  1. chicken, hen

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Somali

Adjective

yar

  1. small

Turkish

Etymology

From Old Turkic [Term?], from Proto-Turkic [Term?].

Noun

yar (definite accusative yarı, plural yarlar)

  1. cliff
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Verb

yar

  1. imperative of yarmak