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burgher

See also: Burgher

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch burgher (Modern Dutch: burger); from Middle High German burger (Modern German: Bürger); from Old High German burgari (inhabitant of a fortress); derivative of burg (fortress, citadel), from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰərgʰ- (fortified elevation). Compare also Old English burgwaras (inhabitants of a burg, burghers, citizens). More at borough.

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NounEdit

burgher (plural burghers)

  1. A citizen of a borough or town, especially one belonging to the middle class.
  1. A member of the medieval mercantile class.
  2. A citizen of a medieval city.
  1. A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency).

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