/ (muːr) Southern African taboo, slang /
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a despicable person
the moer in furious; enraged
(tr) to attack (someone or something) violently
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Word Origin for moer
from Afrikaans, literally: mother
Words nearby moer
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Example sentences from the Web for moer
On this account Elder branches may not be cut until permission has been asked of the Hylde-moer.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard