[ bawr-der-er ]

  1. a person who dwells on or near the border of a country, region, etc.

Origin of borderer

First recorded in 1485–95; border + -er1

Words Nearby borderer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use borderer in a sentence

  • A hint from Coronado had warned the borderer that here was a person whom it might be necessary some day to get rid of.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • With this view he seized him by the throat, and an arm, and tripped with the quickness and force of an American borderer.

    The Deerslayer | James Fenimore Cooper
  • I asked a Scottish borderer, as we sat in the scrub looking towards the hill, long afterwards.

  • The blow smashed the butt clean off, and the borderer tumbled down.

  • Luckily for the borderer a pal rushed up and saved him by settling the Turk.

British Dictionary definitions for borderer


/ (ˈbɔːdərə) /

  1. a person who lives in a border area, esp the border between England and Scotland

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