nounarchaic or humorous
A citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy bourgeoisie.
- Holland was from the mid-1600s a Republic, so the wealthy merchants, burghers, and businessmen became the defacto rulers of the town and country - much as it is in the U.S. today.
- It had a lively artistic community and its wealthy burghers, together with the Church and the court at Brussels, provided patrons.
- I'd feel better, though, if the city's burghers had shown some concern about the defacing and trashing that define this city every day.
Words that rhyme with burgherBerger, burger
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