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rube

 (ro͞ob)
n. Slang
An unsophisticated country person.

[Probably from Rube, nickname for Reuben.]

rube

(ruːb)
n
slang US and Canadian an unsophisticated countryman
[C20: probably from the name Reuben]

rube

(rub)

n. Informal.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; hick.
[1895–1900, Amer.; generic use of the male given name Rube]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rube - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culturerube - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Translations

rube

[ruːb] N (US) → patán m, palurdo m

rube

[ˈruːb] (US) n (= hick) → plouc mf

rube

n (dated US sl) → (Bauern)tölpel m
References in classic literature ?
If you lay off any time for a few days, rehearse him with the spike a couple of times just before you begin again, or else he might forget it and queer the turn by ambling around with the first outside rube that mounts him.
Does she live in the grey house with the pigs and chickens and all them roses, and the rest of the rube outfit?
You'll be going back to that rube joint, with the cows and hens--isn't that it?
And then you'll get married and go and live in the rube house, and become a regular hayseed and--' She broke off suddenly, with a catch in her voice.
You needn't be a road-hog because you're a Rube," said the chauffeur.
Several types of vials or rubes can be placed on the large disk provided, and custom designed disks are available for most other types of mixing containers.
Rubin also will be selling and signing copies of his new book, "The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes," as well as holding drawings for five signed open edition prints of his work.
Jan Rubes was born in a small town in Czechoslovakia and led a happy and uneventful life until part way through his music studies at Prague University.
Originally self-syndicated, Rubes is now distributed by Creators Syndicate to more than 400 newspapers worldwide and appears in such major dailies as the Rochester (N.
In the second study, Jiri Rubes and two of his colleagues at the Veterinary Research Institute in Brno, Czech Republic, worked with U.
Even pubcaster Czech TV is preparing some reality formats, but of a higher level, and without such aggressive content, maintains Jan Rubes, CTV's bead of acquisitions.