Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JIRR, v., n. Also jerr.

I. v. To quarrel acrimoniously, to be at discord. Vbl.n. jirring, a quarrel, a row. Bte. 1723  Session Bk. Rothesay (1931) 376:
They had all ther actual jirrings and with the said Mary.

II. n. An outburst of anger, bad temper (Abd. 1959). Abd. 1898  J. R. Imray Sandy Todd x.:
Hech me, Saunners, siccan a jirr ye hae gotten up wi' aboot naething ava.
Abd. 1928  P. Grey Making of a King 5:
Fat's taen ye the day that ye're in sic a jerr?

[Imit. Cf. Eng. jar, dissension, to quarrel.]

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