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 bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.