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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [far-oh]
    • /ˈfær oʊ/
    • /ˈfærəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [far-oh]
    • /ˈfær oʊ/

Definitions of farrow word

  • noun farrow a litter of pigs. 1
  • verb with object farrow (of swine) to bring forth (young). 1
  • verb without object farrow to produce a litter of pigs. 1
  • adjective farrow (of a cow) not pregnant. 1
  • noun farrow litter of piglets 1
  • transitive verb farrow give birth to: piglets 1

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Origin of farrow

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English farwen to give birth to a litter of pigs, derivative of Old English fearh pig (cognate with Latin porcus); akin to German Ferkel young pig

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Parts of speech for Farrow


farrow popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for farrow

noun farrow

  • edentate — belonging or pertaining to the Edentata, an order of New World mammals characterized by the absence of incisors and canines in the arrangement of teeth and comprising the armadillos, the sloths, and the South American anteaters.
  • anteater — An anteater is an animal with a long nose that eats termites or ants. Anteaters live in warm countries.
  • ant bear — a large, ant-eating, edentate mammal (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) of Central America and tropical South America, with a long, shaggy tail; giant anteater

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