noun, plural (especially collectively) gar, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gars.
Origin of gar1
verb (used with object), garred, gar·ring.
Origin of gar2
Examples from the Web for gar
"GAR Balks at Southern Flag in Parade," reported The Baltimore Sun.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem|Jefferson Morley|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Upon this another of the foreign merchants cries, By gar, if they will not have it at all, we must throw it overboard!A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
Yea, as thou saidst of the learned heathen, Oude gar allelois symphona physiologousis.Letters to Dead Authors|Andrew Lang
I will say this for Gar'ner, that he is as reasonable a young man, when he does an odd job, as any one I know.
Gai me dschingerdum ab demende, hi gar dschadscho, gai miri romni hass mando, gowe hi dschadscho.The English Gipsies and Their Language|Charles G. Leland
I would begin on the upper works of the schooner first, Captain Gar'ner, resarvin' the spars, though they would burn the freest.
noun plural gar or gars
Word Origin 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).