willyard

willyard

[wil-yerd]
adjective Scot. and North England.
obstinate; willful.
Also, willyart [wil-yert] .


Origin:
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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