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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A member of the middle class; A citizen of an English borough.

Usage examples (33)
  • From the serfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns.
  • Dutch, being the product of intermarriage with the Portuguese and the natives, constitute the "Burgher" community of Ceylon.
  • "Most certainly, worthy lady," replied Burgher Jans.
  • 'Burgher night schools,' and 'Higher Burgher schools.' for more
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  • A "burger" is a meat patty, while a "burgher" is a solid citizen (middle-class inhabitant of a town).
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