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1. A citizen of a town or borough.
2. A comfortable or complacent member of the middle class.
a. A member of the mercantile class of a medieval European city.
b. A citizen of a medieval European city.
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the trading or mercantile class of a medieval city
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a respectable citizen; bourgeois
3. (Historical Terms) archaic a citizen or inhabitant of a corporate town, esp on the Continent
4. (Historical Terms) history
a. a citizen of the Cape Colony or of one of the Transvaal and Free State republics
b. (as modifier): burgher troops.
[C16: from German Bürger, or Dutch burger freeman of a borough]
an inhabitant of a town or borough, esp. a well-to-do member of the middle class.
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|Noun||1.||burgher - a citizen of an English borough|
Englishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of England
|2.||burgher - a member of the middle class|
petit bourgeois - a member of the lower middle class