boor

[ boor ]
/ bʊər /

noun

a churlish, rude, or unmannerly person.
a country bumpkin; rustic; yokel.

Origin of boor

1545–55; < Dutch boer or Low German būr (cognate with German Bauer farmer), derivative of Germanic *bū- to dwell, build, cultivate; see -er1; cf. bond2

Can be confused

boar Boer boor bore
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boor

/ (bʊə) /

noun

an ill-mannered, clumsy, or insensitive person

Word Origin for boor

Old English gebūr; related to Old High German gibūr farmer, dweller, Albanian būr man; see neighbour
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