Definition of burgher
1 : an inhabitant of a borough or a town
2 : a member of the middle class : a prosperous solid citizen
Examples of burgher in a Sentence
many of the college students are regarded by the local burghers as obnoxious louts
Recent Examples of burgher from the Web
In addition to blackjack and roulette, the casino features an occasional fight club, in which upstanding folks pair off and beat each other bloody as their fellow burghers wager money on the outcome.
In Stockholm, a memorable photograph was taken during a rare descent from the train, showing Lenin walking fast, with an umbrella and derby, looking more burgher-like than usual.
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First Known Use of burgher
BURGHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burgher for English Language Learners
: a person who lives in a particular town or borough
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