Boar Definition

bôr
boars
noun
boars
Webster's New World
A mature uncastrated male pig.
Webster's New World
The adult male of any of several mammals, such as a badger, raccoon, or guinea pig.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Boar

Noun

Singular:
boar
Plural:
boars

Origin of Boar

  • Middle English boor, from Old English bār, from Proto-Germanic *baizaz (compare Dutch beer, dialectal German Bär), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoidʰ-s-o (compare Lithuanian baĩsas 'terrible apparition', Old Church Slavonic бѣсъ (bĕsĭ) 'demon'), enlargement of *bʰoidʰ-. More at bad.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bor from Old English bār

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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