Bauer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bauer (farmer). Compare Bower.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bauer

  1. A surname from German.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Bauer is the 517th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 65,004 individuals. Bauer is most common among White (95.1%) individuals.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bauer ?

  1. a surname from German

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr, gibūr, gibūro, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. Compare English boor.

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (weak or mixed, genitive (standard) Bauern or (colloquial) Bauers, plural Bauern, diminutive Bäuerchen n or Bäuerlein n, feminine Bäuerin)

  1. farmer (male or of unspecified gender)
    Synonyms: Landwirt, Farmer
  2. peasant (male or of unspecified gender)
  3. (derogatory) boor, yoken, bumpkin (male or of unspecified gender)
  4. (chess) pawn
  5. (card games) jack, knave
    Synonyms: Bube m, Unter m
Usage notes[edit]
  • Bauer is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a clear tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bauer instead of dem Bauern.
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Coordinate terms[edit]
Chess pieces in German · Schachfiguren, Schachsteine (layout · text)
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König Dame, Königin Turm Läufer Springer, Pferd, Ross, Rössel Bauer

Proper noun[edit]

Bauer m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Bauers or (with an article) Bauer, feminine genitive Bauer, plural Bauers or Bauer)

  1. a surname originating as an occupation
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German būr, from Old High German būr, from Proto-Germanic *būraz.

Noun[edit]

Bauer n or m (strong, genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (archaic or regional) birdcage
    Synonyms: Vogelkäfig m, Vogelbauer n or m
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Etymology 3[edit]

From bauen +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (strong, genitive Bauers, plural Bauer, feminine Bauerin)

  1. (almost exclusively in compounds) builder (male or of unspecified gender)
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bū(w)āri; equivalent to bauen +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (plural Baueren)

  1. farmer
  2. pawn (chess piece)

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Luxembourgish · Schachfiguren (Schach + Figuren) (layout · text)
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Kinnek Damm Tuerm Leefer Sprénger Bauer

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Bauer, Dutch boer, English bower.

Noun[edit]

Bauer m (plural Bauer)

  1. farmer