buer

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See also: Buer and bür

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

buer (plural buers)

  1. (Britain, archaic, slang, often derogatory) A woman, especially a sexually promiscuous one.
    • 1938, Graham Greene, Brighton Rock[1], London: Heinemann (1947), page 28:
      “What about that polony he was with?” ¶ “She doesn't matter”, the Boy said, “She's just a buer—he gave her a half. I saw him hand it out.”

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

buer c

  1. plural indefinite of bue

Verb[edit]

buer

  1. present tense of bue

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frankish *būkōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

buer

  1. (dated or regional) to wash (clothing); to do the laundry

Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

buer

  1. second-person singular imperative of bueren

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

buer m

  1. indefinite plural of bue

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frankish *būkōn.

Verb[edit]

buer

  1. to wash (clean with water, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (buer)