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Anglo-Boer War, noun phrase

Origin:
English, Afrikaans, Show more English Anglo- + Afrikaans Boer (see Boer sense 2) + English war.
1. In historical contexts. The war of 1899–1902 between the British and the Boers; occasionally, any other conflict between the British and the Boers; Boer War sense 1; Engelse Oorlog, see Engels adjective sense 3; South African War. Cf. vryheidsoorlog.
Note:
See note at South African War.
1900 Westminster Gaz. (U.K.) 4 May 11A large proportion of the money hoarded up, as a consequence of the Anglo-Boer War, will be set into circulation.
1990 City Press 3 June 2Mandela has spoken of the armed struggle continuing, and we are not waiting for our women and children to be murdered like they were by the British in the Anglo-Boer War.
2. figurative. rare. Conflict between English- and Afrikaans-speaking people. See also Boer-Brit, Boer War sense 2.
1972 Sunday Times 23 Apr.While Tuesday was largely devoted to the aftermath of last week’s ‘third Anglo-Boer war’ on the language issue and economic matters, Wednesday was mostly taken up by several confrontations.
The war of 1899–1902 between the British and the Boers; occasionally, any other conflict between the British and the Boers; Boer War1; Engelse Oorlog, see Engelsadjective3; South African War.
Conflict between English- and Afrikaans-speaking people.

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