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.

Origin of yirr

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