See also: Buer and bür

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin.

NounEdit

buer ‎(plural buers)

  1. (Britain, archaic, slang, often derogatory) A woman, especially a sexually promiscuous one.
    • 1938, Graham Greene, Brighton Rock[1], London: Heinemann (1947), page 28:
      “What about that polony he was with?” ¶ “She doesn't matter”, the Boy said, “She's just a buer—he gave her a half. I saw him hand it out.”

DanishEdit

NounEdit

buer c

  1. plural indefinite of bue

VerbEdit

buer

  1. present tense of bue

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Frankish *būkōn.

VerbEdit

buer

  1. (dated or regional) to wash (clothing); to do the laundry

ConjugationEdit

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LuxembourgishEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

buer m

  1. indefinite plural of bue

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Frankish *būkōn.

VerbEdit

buer

  1. to wash (clean with water, etc.)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (buer)
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