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boar

[bawr, bohr] /bɔr, boʊr/
noun
1.
the uncastrated male swine.
2.
adjective
3.
South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, especially full-grown:
a boar cat.
Origin of boar
1000
before 1000; Middle English boor, Old English bār; cognate with Dutch beer, Old High German bêr < West Germanic *baira-, perhaps akin to Welsh baedd
Can be confused
boar, Boer, boor, bore.
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  • Perhaps the boar's Head had something to do with it, but certainly the footman had.

  • Aren't you going to give me some of the boar's head with pistachio nuts?

  • If every bear and boar were kept in a den—what a fine world this would be.

    The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
  • In hot, sultry weather the boar may be run down by the hounds and captured.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • The oaths were ratified by the sacrifice of a bull, a wolf , a boar, and a ram over a shield.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • The boar, watching its fate, squealed, and the python advanced.

  • When it falls to the ground it breaks in pieces, and out comes the boar.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • Guingamor told him his story, and showed him the boar's head, and turned to go back.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • The story of the boar and the tortoise too, can be traced back to the Vedic literature.

British Dictionary definitions for boar

boar

/bɔː/
noun
1.
an uncastrated male pig
2.
See wild boar
Word Origin
Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr
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Word Origin and History for boar
n.

Old English bar "boar," from West Germanic *bairaz (cf. Old Saxon ber, Dutch beer, Old High German ber), of unknown origin with no cognates outside West Germanic. Applied in Middle English to persons of boar-like character.

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