Boer



a South African of Dutch extraction.
of or relating to the Boers.
Contemporary Examples

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The Petraeus Revolution: How He Changed the American Way of War John Barry January 7, 2013
Dutch Coronation Celebrations Clouded After Boston Marathon Bombing Nadette De Visser April 28, 2013
Milner’s Timeless Political Question: “Why Won’t They Listen to Me?” David Frum September 12, 2012

Historical Examples

Lord Milner’s Work in South Africa W. Basil Worsfold
The Manxman Hall Caine
The Kopje Garrison George Manville Fenn
The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
Impressions of a War Correspondent George Lynch

noun, adjective

a descendant of any of the Dutch or Huguenot colonists who settled in South Africa, mainly in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal
(as modifier): a Boer farm

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