- the uncastrated male swine.
- wild boar.
- South Midland and Southern U.S. (of animals) male, especially full-grown: a boar cat.
Origin of boar
Related Words for boarhog, swine, boar, piglet, pig, sow, porker, shoat, piggy, peccary, pachyderm, mammoth, tusker, mastodon, beast, brute, razorback, warthog, porky
Examples from the Web for boar
Contemporary Examples of boar
This affable gent will take you on a customized walk, hike, or boar hunt around town.Gal With a Suitcase
February 20, 2010
Historical Examples of boar
Perhaps the Boar's Head had something to do with it, but certainly the footman had.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Aren't you going to give me some of the boar's head with pistachio nuts?The Fat and the Thin
If every bear and boar were kept in a den—what a fine world this would be.The Comic Latin Grammar
In hot, sultry weather the boar may be run down by the hounds and captured.The Sportsman
The oaths were ratified by the sacrifice of a bull, a wolf , a boar, and a ram over a shield.Anabasis
- an uncastrated male pig
- See wild boar
Word Origin for boar
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.