It was the clergyman with some boors from the village, who immediately began to make search all over in the house.
I understood; and, without taking leave of the two boors, I left the room.
Of those that fell into the hands of the Russian boors, many were stripped of their clothing and chased to death through the snow.
Mention them in English, and we are at once boors and churls.
When the host proposes a toast, we should be boors if we refused to honor it.
I felt it that first evening, when we behaved toward her like a couple of boors.
Landed not fifteen minutes ago, and in close confab with one of our boors already?
But we shall name him, as the boors have done, a “wild hound.”
They all took their places upon the forms over-against the boors in the lower end of the hall, and were covered.
And just because they themselves are cattle, horses, boors, who don't understand the tailor's art!
13c., from Old French bovier "herdsman," from Latin bovis, genitive of bos "cow, ox." Re-introduced 16c. from Dutch boer, from Middle Dutch gheboer "fellow dweller," from Proto-Germanic *buram "dweller," especially "farmer," from PIE *bhu-, from root *bheue- (see be). Original meaning was "peasant farmer" (cf. German Bauer, Dutch boer, Danish 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 attested by 1560s (in boorish), from notion of clownish rustics. Related: Boorishness.