[bur-muh n]

noun, plural Bur·mans.

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.


of or relating to the Burmans as an ethnic group.

Origin of Burman

First recorded in 1790–1800; Burm(a) + -an
Related formspro-Bur·man, adjective
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Historical Examples of burman

  • At Thirty-second Street he ran into Burman, with whom he had all but cornered wheat.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • No Burman will kill a cow or a bullock, and no Burman will sell its meat.

  • 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 Burman boatmen you passed would only laugh and ask how you were getting on.

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