And why am I a boor if I do not give her my seat, while she is considered a lady if she takes it without thanking me?
God curse the day you sent me to Calais, a gentleman's son, to be beat by a boor!'
He is a—a boor—who owns the adjoining mine, Mr. Wade classified him.
It was as well I did not: the boor would not have known what I meant.
To the quick perception and plastic imagination of the artist, our world reveals what the boor will never see.
On the other hand, Steve felt a boor for having sent the books.
So I am not content to believe, with Mr. Sears, that the servant is a boor.
Indeed, without it only a boor or a saint can be really comfortable.
He—the calm, gentlemanlike, Captain Rothesay—burst into a storm of passion that would have disgraced a boor.
This was sternly denied, and they were ordered to appear at the house of the boor.
13c., from Old French bovier "herdsman," from Latin bovis, genitive of bos "cow, ox." Re-introduced 16c. from Dutch boer, from Middle Dutch gheboer "fellow dweller," from Proto-Germanic *buram "dweller," especially "farmer," from PIE *bhu-, from root *bheue- (see be). Original meaning was "peasant farmer" (cf. German Bauer, Dutch boer, Danish bonde), and in English it was at first applied to agricultural laborers in or from other lands, as opposed to the native yeoman; negative connotation attested by 1560s (in boorish), from notion of clownish rustics. Related: Boorishness.