boar

[ bawr, bohr ]
/ bɔr, boʊr /

noun

the uncastrated male swine.

adjective

South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, especially full-grown: a boar cat.

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Origin of boar

First recorded before 1000; Middle English boor, Old English bār; cognate with Dutch beer, Old High German bêr, from unattested West Germanic baira-, perhaps akin to Welsh baedd

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boar

boar , boor, bore
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British Dictionary definitions for boar

boar
/ (bɔː) /

noun

an uncastrated male pig

Word Origin for boar

Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr
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