- A rough and bad-mannered person.More example sentences
lout, oaf, ruffian, hooligan, thug, rowdy, bully boy, brawler, rough, churl, lubber, philistine, vulgarian, yahoo, barbarian, Neanderthal, primitive, savage, brute, beast, monster; Irish bosthoonNorth American • informal lummoxAustralian/New Zealand • informal hoon
- 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.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'peasant'): from Low German būr or Dutch boer 'farmer'.