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Webster 1913 Edition


Yarr

Yarr

,
Verb.
I.
[OE.
ȝarren
.]
To growl or snarl as a dog.
[Obs.]
Ainsworth.

Webster 1828 Edition


Yarr

YARR

,
Verb.
I.
To growl or snarl, as a dog. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


yarr

yarr

English

Verb

yarr (third-person singular simple present yarrs, present participle yarring, simple past and past participle yarred)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To growl or snarl like a dog.
    • 1921, Chamber's Journal
      She yapped and yarred and ran in foolish circles, as though quarrelling with her own tail.
    • François Rabelais (in translation), Gargantua and Pantagruel
      And when he saw that all the dogs were flocking about her, yarring at the retardment of their access to her, and every way keeping such a coil with her as they are wont to do about a proud or salt bitch, he forthwith departed []