boor

[boor]
noun
1.
a churlish, rude, or unmannerly person.
2.
a country bumpkin; rustic; yokel.
4.

Origin:
1545–55; < Dutch boer or Low German būr (cognate with German Bauer farmer), derivative of Germanic *bū- to dwell, build, cultivate; see -er1; cf. bond2

boar, Boer, boor, bore.


1. lout, oaf, boob, churl, philistine, vulgarian.
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boor (bʊə)
 
n
an ill-mannered, clumsy, or insensitive person
 
[Old English gebūr; related to Old High German gibūr farmer, dweller, Albanian būr man; see neighbour]

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boor
13c., from O.Fr. bovier "herdsman," from L. bovis, gen. of bos "cow, ox." Re-introduced 16c. from Du. boer, from M.Du. gheboer "fellow dweller," from P.Gmc. *buram "dweller," especially "farmer," from PIE *bhu-, from base *bheue- (see be). Original meaning was "peasant farmer"
(cf. Ger. Bauer, Du. boer, Dan. bonde), and in English it was at first applied to agricultural laborers in or from other lands, as opposed to the native yeoman; negative connotation first attested 1560s (in boorish), from notion of clownish rustics. Related: Boorishness.
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Example sentences
Or a boor cajoles someone into drinking vodka with him.
Maybe he'd best use an alias, lest he come across as a total boor.
Do it poorly, and you risk coming across as a narcissistic boor.
The boor has been returned to her miraculously transformed.
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