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Pronunciation: /bɔː
, bʊə

Definition of boor in English:


A rough and bad-mannered person.
Example sentences
  • They see the boor in each of them and they laugh at it.
  • I daresay you will roast me as a sexist boor, but there, I've said it.
  • His sister is married to a boor whom he has always loathed and suspects she has come to loathe also.
lout, oaf, ruffian, hooligan, thug, rowdy, bully boy, brawler, rough, churl, lubber, philistine, vulgarian, yahoo, barbarian, Neanderthal, primitive, savage, brute, beast, monster;
Irish bosthoon
informal clodhopper, clod, tough, toughie, roughneck, peasant, pig, bruiser, hard man
British informal yobbo, yob, chav, lager lout, oik, lump, ape, gorilla
North American informal lummox
Australian/New Zealand informal hoon


mid 16th century (in the sense 'peasant'): from Low German būr or Dutch boer 'farmer'.

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