[bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees]
- a male given name.
- 1894–1943, king of Bulgaria 1918–43.
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Examples from the Web for boris
Twenty years ago, on December 11th, Chechens heard that Russian President Boris Yeltsin had deployed tanks against them.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present
December 9, 2014
On Tuesday, two senior Kremlin officials, Vladimir Avdeyenko and Boris Rapoport, quit their jobs.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
Each Soofa has a proper name – the one on Boston Common is called Boris.Parks and Regeneration
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2014
“My esteemed mentor, Boris Fruman, showed us 100 slides of stills from films,” says Granik.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director
October 24, 2014
The British establishment was furious, and it was the irascible Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who lead the fight-back.Can Amal Clooney Save Greece’s Antiquities?
October 15, 2014
She strove to rise, and Boris gently lifted and supported her.
No one, of course, dared to mention the name of Boris in his presence.
It was no satisfaction that Boris resembled her in character.
Boris explained his question, telling him what he had learnt from Basmanov.
If these were ill tidings for Boris, there were worse to follow soon.
Word Origin and History for boris
Slavic masc. proper name, literally "fight," from Slavic root *bor- "to fight, overcome" (see bore (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper