- a South African of Dutch extraction.
- of or relating to the Boers.
Origin of Boer
Examples from the Web for boer
“The events are spread inside and outside the city,” says Boer.
“Speaking in general, it seems the atmosphere in the city today is completely different from the crowning in 1980,” says Boer.
These are military and political debacles to rival the Boer War.The Petraeus Revolution: How He Changed the American Way of War
January 8, 2013
During the Boer War, Canadians flocked to the colours to defend the British Empire.Canada Comes to the Rescue of Great Britain, Again
November 28, 2012
Milner was the chief British civil administrator in South Africa through the (bitterly controversial at home) Boer War.Milner's Timeless Political Question: "Why Won't They Listen to Me?"
September 13, 2012
Nice lil thing, too; some of the Boer girls, you know; but not much ballast at her at all.The Manxman
He had served through the Boer and the Spanish-American wars with distinction.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
This does not happen to the Boer, who always wears a broad-brimmed hat.
It was the same as regards the great plateau and the Boer emigrants who dwelt there.
But the most delightful of all Boer customs was the custom of flogging by pipes.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
- a descendant of any of the Dutch or Huguenot colonists who settled in South Africa, mainly in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal
- (as modifier)a Boer farm
Word Origin and History for boer
"Dutch colonist in South Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and thus related to bower, German Bauer, and the final syllable of neighbor (see boor). Boer War (1899-1902) was technically the Second Boer War, there having been a brief preview 1880-1881.