Definition of “burgher” - English Dictionary

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“burgher” in British English

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burghernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜː.ɡər/ us /ˈbɝː.ɡɚ/ old-fashioned or humorous

Examples from literature

  • A portly burgher was he, friendly of tongue and free of purse. 
  • At these meetings also the burghers were unanimous in their decision not to give up their independence. 
  • Its bell summoned the burghers to council or arms. 
  • Should the burghers be called out to action, they must supply themselves with provisions to last fourteen days. 
  • Wounded soldiers and burghers were lifted out of the grass and carried tenderly to the ambulance waggons. 

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

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