A boor is someone with bad manners.
An example of a boor is a drunk man at a party asking personal questions.
- Archaic a peasant or farm worker
- a rude, awkward, or ill-mannered person
Origin of boorDutch boer from Middle Dutch gheboer, fellow dweller from ghe-, with, co- + bouwen, to build, cultivate; akin to German bauer: see bondage
- A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
- A peasant.
Origin of boorDutch boer from Middle Dutch gheboer ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
boor barbarian churl lout 1vulgarian Yahoo
These nouns denote an uncouth and uncultivated person: listened to the boor talk about himself all night; a barbarian bewildered by the art exhibit; offended by the churl's lack of manners; was married to an uncaring lout; refused to invite the vulgarian; acted like a yahoo at the restaurant.