\ 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

Other Words from boar

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

Examples of boar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wild boar ragu, anyone? Tune in Sunday as Tucci sets out to explore how Italian immigration has transformed the food scene in his adopted hometown of London. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 21 May 2022 Pair with a main course of sirloin or even wild game—roasted rabbit or boar. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Teenager Silas is caught up in a hellish dream when a boar hunt with his father and his father’s friends turns into a glorification of drinking, violence and transgressive behavior. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 24 May 2022 As the family heads to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, their main concerns are whether father Abel’s boar Blue Boy, will win a blue ribbon and if Mother Melissa will finally take home a blue ribbon for her mincemeat pie. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2022 Whether preparing nettle soup, liaising with the Police Nationale or reading boar scat, Bruno remains focused and efficient. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 After giving Schafer’s wet hair a clean center part, the pro worked Virtue 6-in-1 Styling Paste through her lengths and used a dense boar bristle brush to brush the hair down to ultra-sleek effect. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2022 Try the regional specialty, poulet au vin jaune, or chicken cooked in yellow wine, and the boar stew. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Below, the best boar-bristle brushes for your hair-care needs, no matter what your budget is. Allure, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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22 Jun 2022

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Kids Definition of boar

1 : a male pig
2 : wild boar

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