What does Boer mean?

Boer meaning in General Dictionary

A colonist or farmer in Southern Africa of Dutch lineage

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  • a white native of Cape Province that is a descendant of Dutch settlers and which talks Afrikaans
  • A colonist or farmer in South Africa of Dutch descent.

Boer meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"Dutch colonist in Southern Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and so associated with bower, German Bauer, therefore the final syllable of neighbor (see boor). Boer War (1899-1902) ended up being officially the Second Boer War, there having been a short preview 1880-1881.


Boer meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A colonist or farmer in Southern Africa of Dutch descent.


Sentence Examples with the word Boer

It may be said to have begun with the visit of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce to Paris in 1900, at a time when France was still smarting from the humiliation of the Fashoda affair, and the Boer War was exciting hostile demonstrations against Great Britain throughout the continent of Europe.

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