Meaning of “Boer” in the English Dictionary


"Boer" in English

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Boernoun [ C ]

uk /bɔːr/ us /bɔːr/

a white person in South Africa who is related to the Dutch people who went to live there in the 17th century

Examples from literature

  • Fancy the Boer scouts wanting information from us which might filter through London newspapers! 
  • It had the further effect of increasing the haughtiness of the Boer leaders, and infusing a corresponding spirit of pliability or generosity into the negotiations of Her Majesty's Government. 
  • They were disarmed and placed at the mercy of the Boer Government by the action of England's Representative. 

(Definition of “Boer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)