willyard


willyard

willyard [wil-yerd] Word Origin adjective Scot. and North England.

  1. obstinate; willful.

Also will·yart [wil-yert] /ˈwɪl yərt/. Origin of willyard 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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