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 *bʰerǵʰ-(fortified elevation). Compare also Old English burgwaras(inhabitants of a burg, burghers, citizens) and Croatian purger. More at borough.

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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.
  2. A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency).

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