Francisco-Javier Calzada   Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:29 pm GMT
I'm reading The Gathering, by Anne Enright. At the end of 16th chapter I find this exclamation: Yaroo! Could anyone explain to me the meaning of this word?
Thank you very much.
Skippy   Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:20 pm GMT
This is merely an assumption, but as an exclamation it resembles "yahoo" which is simply an exclamation of excitement, but when said in a dry tone implies sarcasm...

However, Anne Enright is from Ireland, so maybe it's an Irish expression I'm not familiar with... What's the context?
Francisco-Javier Calzada   Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:42 pm GMT
Thank you for your explanation. I think the two elements you say --the excitement and the sarcasm-- are really present in that context, which is a final reflexion after an afternoon bidding unluckly at races, "worn out by the surge and loss of each race". Your help has been very useful for me.