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boarish

[ bawr-ish, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr ɪʃ, ˈboʊr- /
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adjective

of or like a boar; swinish.

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Origin of boarish

First recorded in 1540–50; boar + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM boarish

boar·ish·ly, adverbboar·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for boarish

boarish
/ (ˈbɔːrɪʃ) /

adjective

coarse, cruel, or sensual

Derived forms of boarish

boarishly, adverbboarishness, noun
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