boor

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boor \Boor\ (b[=oo]r), noun [D. boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. geb[=u]r countryman, G. bauer; fr. the root of AS. b[=u]an 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.

2. A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.

3. A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

boor

noun

1: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement [syn: {peasant}, {barbarian}, {boor}, {churl}, {Goth}, {tyke}, {tike}]


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