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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rude or ill-mannered person.

Usage examples (32)
  • A person who talks with his or her mouth full is a real boor.
  • Though he is a boor, that is to be expected, as his father is an enlisted man.
  • A man may possess vast learning and yet be a boor.
  • "I've been behaving like a boor, haven't I?" he admitted. for more
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  • The "Boer" (South African of Dutch descent) was not a "boor" (rude or crude person), but he said that the "boar" (male pig) was a "bore" (uninteresting or tiresome).
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