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Bauer

  1. A surname from German.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Bauer is the 517th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 65,004 individuals. Bauer is most common among White (95.1%) individuals.

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Bauer ?

  1. a surname from German

German

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr (peasant), gibūr, gibūro. All these forms ultimately descend from Proto-West Germanic *būr, itself from Proto-Germanic *būraz (inhabitant, dweller). Compare English boor.

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Bauer m (weak or mixed, genitive (standard) Bauern or (informal) Bauers, plural Bauern, diminutive Bäuerchen n or Bäuerlein n, feminine Bäuerin or Bäurin)

  1. farmer (male or of unspecified gender)
    Synonyms: Landwirt, Farmer
  2. peasant (male or of unspecified gender)
  3. (derogatory) boor, yokel, bumpkin (male or of unspecified gender)
  4. (chess) pawn
  5. (card games) jack, knave
    Synonyms: Bube m, Unter m
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  • Bauer is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a clear tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bauer instead of dem Bauern.
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Coordinate terms
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Chess pieces in German · Schachfiguren, Schachsteine (layout · text)
           
König Dame, Königin Turm Läufer Springer, Pferd, Ross, Rössel Bauer
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  • English: bauer; bower
  • Polish: bauer
  • Serbo-Croatian: pȁor, па̏ор
 
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Distribution of Bauers in Germany

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Bauer m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Bauers or (with an article) Bauer, feminine genitive Bauer, plural Bauers or Bauer)

  1. a surname originating as an occupation
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Etymology 2

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From Middle High German būr, from Old High German būr (dwelling).

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Bauer n or m (strong, genitive Bauers, plural Bauer)

  1. (archaic or regional) birdcage
    Synonyms: Vogelkäfig m, Vogelbauer n or m
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Etymology 3

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From bauen +‎ -er.

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Bauer m (strong, genitive Bauers, plural Bauer, feminine Bauerin)

  1. (almost exclusively in compounds) builder (male or of unspecified gender)
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Luxembourgish

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Etymology

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From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr (peasant), gibūr, gibūro.

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Bauer m (plural Baueren)

  1. farmer
  2. pawn (chess piece)

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See also

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Chess pieces in Luxembourgish · Schachfiguren (Schach + Figuren) (layout · text)
           
Kinnek Damm Tuerm Leefer Sprénger Bauer

Pennsylvania German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German būre, gebūre, from Old High German būr (peasant), gibūr, gibūro.

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Bauer m (plural Bauer)

  1. farmer