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citizen of a town or borough
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burger – hamburger
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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.
[German Bürger or Dutch burger, both from Middle High German burgaere, from Old High German burgārī, from burg, city; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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burgher[ˈbɜːgəʳ] N (archaic or liter) (= bourgeois) → burgués/esa m/f; (= citizen) → ciudadano/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
burgher[ˈbɜːrgər] n (old-fashioned) → citoyen(ne) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (old) → Bürger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
burgher[ˈbɜːgəʳ] n → cittadino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995