\ ˈbȯr How to pronounce boar (audio) \

Definition of boar

1a : an uncastrated male swine
b : the male of any of several mammals (such as a guinea pig or bear)
2 : wild boar

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Other Words from boar

boarish \ ˈbȯr-​ish How to pronounce boar (audio) \ adjective

Examples of boar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Inosuke proves more useful than usual, given that he can’t be hypnotized while wearing his boar head. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Circling ravens can give clues as to where boar carcasses can be found. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 Wild boar ragu and lobster ravioli are two of Pavilion's signature dishes to truly whet the appetite, but with those jaw-droppingly pretty views as your appetizer -- especially at sunset -- dining al fresco just got even tastier. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 15 July 2021 Customers will be able to take home sourdough or focaccia, or stop in and grab a cheddar-jalapeño-boar danish and a cup of Eiland drip coffee. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 14 June 2021 The cute dining room of this Logan Square restaurant may have reopened, but Diana Davila’s excellent food remains available for takeout, from simple steak burritos and torta de milanesa to more complex wild-boar barbacoa and duck carnitas. Ariel Cheung,, 4 Aug. 2021 Once browned, remove the boar to a plate and add the onions, paprika, caraway and a pinch of salt. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 13 July 2021 Denmark, a porcine powerhouse, has begun construction of a wild-boar-proof fence along the length of its border with Germany to keep the virus out. Nicola Twille, Wired, 6 July 2021 Pigs create this chemical naturally, and consuming the organ meats of uncastrated male pigs-boar-could potentially cause a false positive. Korin Miller,, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of boar

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for boar

Middle English bor, from Old English bār; akin to Old High German & Old Saxon bēr boar

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2 Sep 2021

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“Boar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boar

: a male pig
: a wild pig


\ ˈbȯr How to pronounce boar (audio) \

Kids Definition of boar

1 : a male pig
2 : wild boar

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