Boor

Boor

(br), n. [D. boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. gebr countryman, G. bauer; fr. the root of AS. ban to inhabit, and akin to E. bower, be. Cf. Neighbor, Boer, and Big to build.] 1. A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.
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2. A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.
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3. A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.
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