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boor

[ boor ]
/ bʊər /
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noun

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

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Origin of boor

First recorded in 1545–55; from Dutch boer or Low German būr (cognate with German Bauer “farmer”), derivative of unattestest Germanic bū- “to dwell, build, cultivate”; see -er1; cf. bond2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boor

boar, boor , bore
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British Dictionary definitions for boor

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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