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Burman

[bur-muh n] /ˈbɜr mən/
noun, plural Burmans.
1.
a member of the dominant ethnic group of Burma, living mainly in the lowlands of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin River drainages and the S panhandle.
2.
Burmese (def 1).
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Burmans as an ethnic group.
4.
Burmese (def 4).
Origin of Burman
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; Burm(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Burman, adjective
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  • At Thirty-second Street he ran into Burman, with whom he had all but cornered wheat.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • A Burman will always assume that you know your own business, and will leave you alone to do it.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Any Burman who saw you go will, if he think at all about it, give you the credit for knowing what you are about.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • The Burman boatmen you passed would only laugh and ask how you were getting on.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • No Burman will kill a cow or a bullock, and no Burman will sell its meat.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • And yet, as I have said, no respectable Burman will even now kill or sell beef.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • There is a Burman lady I know who is married to an Englishman.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • As a Burman said, 'If he sees you first, he kills you; if you see him first, you kill him.'

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • In this district no Burman hesitates a moment in killing a viper when he has the chance.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • However it may be, the Burman is not ready to kill the hamadryad.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding

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