burgher

noun bur·gher \ ˈbər-gər \

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

  1. many of the college students are regarded by the local burghers as obnoxious louts

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First Known Use of burgher

13th century


BURGHER Defined for English Language Learners

burgher

noun

Definition of burgher for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lives in a particular town or borough



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