boor

noun \ ˈbu̇r \
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of boor

1 : peasant
2 : a rude or insensitive person

Examples of boor in a Sentence

  1. I can't invite a boor like him to dinner! He'd offend the other guests.

  2. a loudmouthed boor who embarrassed his family at every social event they attended

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Origin and Etymology of boor

Dutch boer; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower

boor Synonyms

Synonyms
bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], jerk, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin
Related Words
barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerd
Near Antonyms
hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint

BOOR Defined for English Language Learners

boor

noun

Definition of boor for English Language Learners

  • : a rude and rough person



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