yirr

[ yir ]
/ yɪr /
Scot.

verb (used without object)

to snarl or growl, as a dog does.

noun

a growl or snarl, as of a dog.

Nearby words

  1. yipes,
  2. yippee,
  3. yippie,
  4. yips,
  5. yird,
  6. yite,
  7. yitten,
  8. yizkor,
  9. ylang-ylang,
  10. ylem

Origin of yirr

1780–90; perhaps to be identified with Old English georran to make a harsh sound

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