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Yarr

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To Yarr. v.n. [from the sound, hirrio, Lat.] To growl, or snarl like a dog. Ainsworth.

Sources: Ainsworth, Robert (56)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Yarr." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3011.


  1. Every September 19th since 2002, folks who cross paths with me in the course of the day greet me with “Arrgh!”

    I always reply with, “The word is YARR! Quit droppin’ yer Y’s!”

  2. Broadside Johnnie on September 18th, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  3. We wish ye a merry Talk Like a Pirate Day, Broadside Johnnie. Fair winds!

  4. Brandi on September 18th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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