Definition of Boer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːr//
    Farm people
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  1. 1a South African whose family originally came from the Netherlands the Boer War (= the war between the Boers and the British, 1899–1902) see also Afrikaner
  2. 2boer (South African English) a farmer See related entries: Farm people
  3. 3boer (South African English, disapproving) used to refer to a member of the police or the army, especially in the past
  4. Word Originfrom Dutch boer ‘farmer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Boer

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