[ wil-yerd ]
/ ˈwɪl yərd /

adjective Scot. and North England.

obstinate; willful.
Also will·yart [wil-yert] /ˈwɪl yərt/.

Origin of willyard

1580–90; (earlier) wild, awkward, bewildered, derivative of Scots, dial. will gone astray, perplexed (Middle English < Old Norse villr), perhaps with -ard, though formation is unclear; later influenced by will2 and wayward
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