Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hurry; to trouble; to tease.
  • v. To box (somebody) on the ear; to strike on the ear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A box on the ear.
  • transitive v. To hurry; to trouble; to tease.
  • transitive v. To box (one) on the ear; to strike or box (the ear).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See whirret.

Etymologies

Origin unknown; perhaps imitative. See whirr. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Whigs are in a rage about the peace; but we'll wherret [9] them, I warrant, boys.

    The Journal to Stella

  • The Whigs are in a rage about the peace; but we’ll wherret [9] them, I warrant, boys.

    The Journal to Stella

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