Origin of gar1
- Scot. to compel or force (someone) to do something.
- Scot. and North England Obsolete. to do, perform, or cause.
Origin of gar2
- Grand Army of the Republic.
Examples from the Web for gar
Contemporary Examples of gar
"GAR Balks at Southern Flag in Parade," reported The Baltimore Sun.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem
July 4, 2013
Historical Examples of gar
Wait till I do that which may gar her look at me,' said the chivalrous youth.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
"I've got 'em, Gar," cried Emens, and the two started back for their guns.
Gar Dosson growls this out between his teeth as he sets his gun in the corner.
Also called the guard-fish, but it is from the Anglo-Saxon gar, a weapon.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
God curse my sister Margot and the day she gar'd me carry the letters!Privy Seal
Ford Madox Ford
- (tr) Scot to cause or compel
Word Origin for gar
Word Origin and History for gar
"pike-like fish," 1765, American English, shortening of garfish (mid-15c.), from Old English gar "spear," from Proto-Germanic *gaizo- (cf. Old Norse geirr, Old Saxon, Old High German ger, German Ger "spear"), from PIE *ghaiso- "stick, spear" (see goad).