What does it mean to use argh in response to a question like this:

Do you want to play? (All said) Argh.

This is a part of 'peppa pig' animation when it is Danny dog's birthday. All Danny dog's friends have come to his house and dressed as pirates. Danny's father is also dressed as a pirate and tells the children "do you wanna play? Say argh". Then In response they all say "argh" or maybe "ar"

Based on the context it seems to have the meaning of "yes" for me.

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    Source and context please! Tell us the source of this quote. Also give the context. Who is talking to whom? Who are "all"
    – James K
    Jul 28, 2021 at 23:06
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    Argh and ah/oh (in some contexts), often followed by no are all used as expressions or disappointment/disagreement/irritation/rejection. In some European languages, the equivalent is a guttural ag. Jul 28, 2021 at 23:37
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    This is in the dictionary: dictionary.com/browse/argh
    – stangdon
    Jul 29, 2021 at 2:27
  • @JamesK I added the context. Jul 29, 2021 at 10:03
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    @MohammadBarbast Yes, I see that from JavaLatte's answer. I confess that I didn't go to the source material. Jul 29, 2021 at 18:35

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The children are dressed as pirates. There is a common misconception that pirates say "Arrr" meaning yes: the children were acting on this misconception by saying "Arrr" to mean yes.

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