ETYM Dutch boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. gebur countryman, German bauer; from the root of AS. boan to inhabit, and akin to Eng. bower, be. Related to Neighbor, Boer, and Big to build.
(Homonym: boar, Boer, bore).
1. A peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.
2. A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.
3. A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.