yirrs

yirr

[yir] Scot.
verb (used without object)
1.
to snarl or growl, as a dog does.
noun
2.
a growl or snarl, as of a dog.

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

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