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Definition of "boor" [boor]

  • A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement. (noun)
  • A peasant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boor" in a sentence
  • "It's a reversal of the premise of "Amadeus," in which the boor is the genius and the court favorite a composer possessing more in the way of political skill than musical gifts."
  • "Stanley, for example, was often called a boor and a brute when in reality he was merely hiding a fine nature behind the armour necessary to resist native imposition and worse."
  • "Though he is a boor, that is to be expected, as his father is an enlisted man."