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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ȝarmen, ȝermen, from Old English gyrman, ġierman (to cry, mourn, cry out, roar, lament), from Proto-Germanic *germijaną (to bleat), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots yirm (to whine, wail), Danish dialectal jærme (to lament, shriek), Norwegian dialectal jerme (to bleat), Swedish dialectal jarma (to lament, shriek), Icelandic jarma (to whine, complain, bleat). Compare Albanian jerm (to rave, be delirious).


yarm (third-person singular simple present yarms, present participle yarming, simple past and past participle yarmed)

  1. (Britain dialectal) To cry out; make a loud, unpleasant noise; shriek; yell.
  2. (Britain dialectal) To scold; grumble.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ȝarm, from ȝarmen.


yarm (plural yarms)

  1. (Britain dialectal) An outcry; noise.