Meaning of yarra in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjarə/


informal Australian
  • Mad; crazy.

    • ‘their racket nearly drove me yarra’
    • ‘The man's completely yarra.’
    • ‘Sydney had gone yarra over Americans and all things American.’
    insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, foaming at the mouth


1940s from the name of a psychiatric hospital at Yarra Bend, Victoria.