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Boor definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOOR, n. A countryman; a peasant; a rustic; a plowman; a clown; hence, one who is rude in manners, and illiterate.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Dutch boer; akin to Old English b?an to dwell more at bower Date: 1551 1. peasant 2. a rude or insensitive person

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a rude, ill-mannered person. 2 a clumsy person. Derivatives: boorish adj. boorishly adv. boorishness n. Etymology: LG bur or Du. boer farmer: cf. BOWER(3)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Boor Boor, n. [D. boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. geb?r countryman, G. bauer; fr. the root of AS. b?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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(boors) If you refer to someone as a boor, you think their behaviour and attitudes are rough, uneducated, and rude. = oaf N-COUNT [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Rustic, clown, hind, lout, lubber, swain, peasant, bumpkin, clodpole, countryman, ploughman.

Moby Thesaurus

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