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bɔr, boʊr, bʊərboer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Afrikaner, Afrikander, Boernoun

    a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans


  1. Boernoun

    A white South African farmer of Dutch, or by extension other white non-Anglo Saxon descent, especially one who is a descendant of voortrekkers.

    Etymology: From and boer.

  2. Boernoun

    A militant in the Boer war

    Etymology: From and boer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boernoun

    a colonist or farmer in South Africa of Dutch descent


  1. Boer

    Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans word for farmer, which came to denote the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century, as well as those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State, Transvaal, and to a lesser extent Natal. Their primary motivations for leaving the Cape were to escape British rule and extract themselves from the constant border wars between the British imperial government and the native tribes on the eastern frontier. Boers are a distinct group of the larger Afrikaner nation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boer

    bōōr, n. a Dutch colonist at the Cape engaged in agriculture. [Dut. boer. See Boor.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Boer

    Expresses the Dutch for a farmer. Synonymous with the English “boor,” an uncultivated fellow, a tiller of the soil.

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  1. bore

  2. Ebro

  3. robe

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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