Boer

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans boer (farmer).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /bʊə/, /bɔː/, /ˈbəʊə/

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Boer (plural Boers)

  1. A Dutch colonist in South Africa, or one of their (white) descendants, especially a farmer; an Afrikaner.
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 93:
      ‘I won't say good day to a fucking boer!’ he exploded, swinging round viciously to escape into the angry light outside.
  2. A militant in the Boer War

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