Definition of boor
1 : peasant
2 : a rude or insensitive person
Examples of boor in a Sentence
I can't invite a boor like him to dinner! He'd offend the other guests.
a loudmouthed boor who embarrassed his family at every social event they attended
Recent Examples of boor from the Web
This story of bumbling boors, chiseling social climbers, and simpering fops gallivanting and scheming around the London countryside is crisply performed by a uniformly excellent cast.
How many Americans seem to have forgotten the simplest tool of dealing with witless boors, kooks and bullies: Ignore them.
Many dancers play Hilarion as a gruff boor who is merely a hindrance to the central lovers, but Mr. Zhurbin’s solid sincerity inspires sympathy, and this complicates and deepens the story.
What Stevens does, in other words, is refine the basic Beastly idea—the boor whose heart is gentle—with a glumly sophisticated wit.
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Definition of boor for English Language Learners
: a rude and rough person
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