[ bur-ger ]
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  1. an inhabitant of a town, especially a member of the middle class; citizen.

Origin of burgher

1560–70; <Middle Dutch <Middle High German burger, equivalent to burgborough + -er-er1

Other words from burgher

  • burgh·er·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for burgher


/ (ˈbɜːɡə) /

  1. a member of the trading or mercantile class of a medieval city

  2. a respectable citizen; bourgeois

  1. archaic a citizen or inhabitant of a corporate town, esp on the Continent

  2. Southern African history

    • a citizen of the Cape Colony or of one of the Transvaal and Free State republics

    • (as modifier): burgher troops

Origin of burgher

C16: from German Bürger, or Dutch burger freeman of a borough

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