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boor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boor 
  n  :  a  crude  uncouth  ill-bred  person  lacking  culture  or 
  refinement  [syn:  {peasant},  {barbarian},  {churl},  {Goth}, 
  {tyke},  {tike}] 




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