Boer


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Boer

 (bôr, bō′ər, bo͝or)
n.
A Dutch colonist or descendant of a Dutch colonist in South Africa.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch, farmer, from Middle Dutch gheboer, peasant; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

Boer

(bʊə; ˈbəʊə; bɔː)
n, adj
1. (Historical Terms)
a. a descendant of any of the Dutch or Huguenot colonists who settled in South Africa, mainly in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal
b. (as modifier): a Boer farm.
2. (Peoples)
a. a descendant of any of the Dutch or Huguenot colonists who settled in South Africa, mainly in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal
b. (as modifier): a Boer farm.
[C19: from Dutch Boer; see boor]

Boer

(bɔr, boʊr, bʊər)

n.
(now usu. in historical contexts) an Afrikaner.
[1825–35; < Afrikaans < Dutch: peasant, farmer. See boor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boer - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks AfrikaansBoer - a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
South African - a native or inhabitant of South Africa
Translations
búr

Boer

[ˈbəʊəʳ]
A. ADJbóer
B. Nbóer mf
C. CPD Boer War NGuerra f Bóer, Guerra f del Transvaal

Boer

[ˈbʊər ˈbɔːr] nBoer mf Boer WarBoer War n
the Boer War → la guerre des Boers

Boer

nBure m, → Burin f
adjburisch; the Boer Warder Burenkrieg

Boer

[ˈbʊəʳ] n & adjboero/a
References in classic literature ?
I thought so--and an hour's ride from your farm lives a Boer with four fingers only on his right hand.
The last great British war, the Boer war, was over and forgotten, and the public had lost the fashion of expert military criticism.
Bunster fled away in a cutter to Guvutu, where he signalized himself by beating up a young Englishman already crippled by a Boer bullet through both hips.
The difference, however, between the character of the Spaniard and that of the Dutch boer is shown, by the former never asking his guest a single question beyond the strictest rule of politeness, whilst the honest Dutchman demands where he has been, where he is going, what is his business, and even how many brothers sisters, or children he may happen to have.
Even the Bible--the Dutch Bible that Charles had brought back from the Boer War--fell into position.
A little longer, and the shaggy Boer was in our midst upon his shaggy pony, with a half-scared, half-incredulous look in his deep-set eyes.
But Raffles paid no attention to their fire; he was pointing downward through the bushes to where Corporal Connal stood with his back to us, shooing a last charger out of the mouth of the donga towards the Boer trenches.
And the incredible conclusion of the matter was that we were actually within their lines in another hour; saw them as large as life within a mile and a half on either side of us; and must every man of us have been taken prisoner had not every man but Connal refused to go one inch further, and had not the Boers themselves obviously suspected some subtle ruse as the only conceivable explanation of so madcap a manoeuvre.
There were trenches for us men, but no place of safety for our horses nearer than this long and narrow donga which ran from within our lines towards those of the Boers.
but after all, I was never really in danger, except the time when I carried the despatches for the colonel and rode straight into a Boer ambush.
But, "/sutjes, sutjes/," as the Boers say--I am sure I don't know how they spell it--softly does it.
The news that came from South Africa was less reassuring, and Philip with anxiety saw that his shares had fallen to two; but Macalister was optimistic, the Boers couldn't hold out much longer, and he was willing to bet a top-hat that Roberts would march into Johannesburg before the middle of April.