Definition of boor in English:


Syllabification: boor
Pronunciation: /bo͝or


An unrefined, ill-mannered person: at last the big obnoxious boor had been dealt a stunning blow for his uncouth and belligerent manner
More example sentences
  • ‘He's an obnoxious, self-righteous boor who didn't want anyone to ruin his precious ball,’ Violet answered sulkily, idly surveying her fingernails.
  • In the middle of my musings about medieval rapture, I heard a cell phone ring, and a man, who soon turned out to be a big boor, answer it.
  • Joe excepted, the movie industry folks are immoral, money-grabbing, cell-phone-using boors with big paychecks and bad attitudes.
lout, oaf, ruffian, thug, yahoo, barbarian, Neanderthal, brute, beast, lubber
informal clod, roughneck, troglodyte, knuckle-dragger, pig, peasant


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

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