borrel

adjective

1
obsolete : belonging to the laity
2
archaic : unlettered, unpolished
a coarse, ignorant, borrel manSir Walter Scott

Word History

Etymology

Middle English borel, burel, from borel, burel coarse woolen cloth, from Old French burel

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“Borrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borrel. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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