Boer

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Afrikaans Boer (Boer), from boer (farmer). Doublet of bauer, boor, and bower.

Noun[edit]

Boer (plural Boers)

  1. (historical) A Dutch colonist in South Africa during the colonial era, especially a farmer.
  2. A militant in the Boer War.
    The British soldiers captured a Boer after the battle.
  3. (deprecated) An Afrikaner, especially a farmer.
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage, published 1998, page 93:
      ‘I won't say good day to a fucking boer!’ he exploded, swinging round viciously to escape into the angry light outside.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch Boer, from boer (farmer).

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Boer (plural Boers)

  1. A surname from Dutch.
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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From boer or from South African Dutch Boer.

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Boer (plural Boere)

  1. A Boer; an Afrikaner, especially an inhabitant or descendant of the white inhabitants of the Boer republics.

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  • English: Boer

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From boer (farmer).

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Boer

  1. a surname, Boer
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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested as burstera rede in 1402. Borrowed from West Frisian Boer, derived in turn from Old Frisian buer (house, cottage).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Boer

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Boer n

  1. A village in Waadhoeke, Friesland, Netherlands.

References[edit]

  • van Berkel, Gerard; Samplonius, Kees (2018) Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From boier.

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Boer m (genitive/dative lui Boer)

  1. a surname