yirr

1 of 2

intransitive verb

ˈyər
-ed/-ing/-s
Scottish
: to growl or snarl in the manner of a dog

yirr

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
Scottish
: a sound made by or as if by yirring : growl, snarl

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

imitative

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“Yirr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yirr. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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