Definitions starting with B

ID #1469

boa(r), bow

/bow/ [cf. Gul. boar coon (Rhame 1933:41); cf. OED boar male swine, transferred to obs. boar cat, boar dog, etc. for male of species] n., usually in compounds 1. male of certain animals: 1895 Let two boar lizards fight (Edwards 91). She ain' want no she-crab-all she want is boar (Nassau). (Gen.)

2. male of certain plants: Boar pawpaw (Adelaide). (Gen.)

3. [cf. BOAR 2] a tree that does not bear fruit. (Mayag., San Sal.)

4. [Cf. BOAR 3, BOAR-STAG; cf. similar semantic range of Krio kak woman exhibiting undesirable masculine qualities, i.e. masculine appearance, inability to bear children, etc. KED] an infertile woman (derog.): She is a boar-she can't have children. (Andros, lieu.)

Tags: noun, pejorative

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Last update: 2012-01-08 10:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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