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thar

[tahr]
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noun
  1. tahr.

tahr

or thar

[tahr]
noun
  1. any of several Old World wild goats of the genus Hemitragus, as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), introduced into New Zealand, having a long mane and short, stout, recurving horns: most are endangered or threatened in their native regions.

Origin of tahr

First recorded in 1832, tahr is from the Nepali word thār
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Examples from the Web for thars

Historical Examples

  • Thars nary a critter in the bunch whatever makes a murmur about you.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph

    Burt L. Standish

  • Thars thirty foot of rubbage, I tell yer, at the bottom of the shaft.

  • Thars them ladies on the warpath, an Aunt Nettie at their head!

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Thars two kinds of folks you must never surrender to: ladies an Injuns.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Why, thars been a galoot around Tintacker ever since Spring opened.


British Dictionary definitions for thars

tahr

noun
  1. any of several goatlike bovid mammals of the genus Hemitragus, such as H. jemlahicus (Himalayan tahr), of mountainous regions of S and SW Asia, having a shaggy coat and curved horns

Word Origin

C19: variation of Nepali thār

thar

noun
  1. a rare goatlike antelope (Capricornis thar) of mountainous regions of S AsiaAlso called: Himalayan serow

Word Origin

from Nepali thār
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