[ bawr, bohr ]
/ bɔr, boʊr /


the uncastrated male swine.


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

Origin of boar

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for boar


/ (bɔː) /


an uncastrated male pig

Word Origin for boar

Old English bār; related to Old High German bēr
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