yarn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “yarn” in the English Dictionary

"yarn" in British English

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yarnnoun

uk   /jɑːn/  us   /jɑːrn/

yarn noun (THREAD)

[C or U] thread used for making ​cloth or for knitting

yarn noun (STORY)

[C] a ​story, usually a ​long one with a lot of ​excitement or ​interest: He ​knew how to spin a good yarn (= ​tell a good ​story).
(Definition of yarn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yarn" in American English

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yarnnoun

 us   /jɑrn/

yarn noun (THREAD)

[U] thickthread used for making ​cloth or for making a ​piece of ​clothing esp. by knitting

yarn noun (STORY)

[C] a ​story, usually a ​long one with a lot of ​excitement or ​interest: a ​boys’ ​adventure yarn
(Definition of yarn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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