country cousin


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country cousin

n.
A person with the unsophisticated or ingenuous manners associated with the country by city dwellers.

country cousin

n
an unsophisticated person from the country, esp one regarded as an object of amusement

coun′try cous′in


n.
a person from a small town to whom city life is novel and bewildering.
[1760–70]
Translations

country cousin

n (fig) → provinciale m/f
References in classic literature ?
And how like a country cousin, to come down upon a poor body in this way, without so much as a day's notice, or asking whether she would be welcome
Yet, for all that, one could not be insensible to the exotic race and distinction of that frivolous town petticoat, daintily disporting itself there among its country cousins, like a queen among milkmaids.
Most people meeting them would have seen only an awkward young man, with a boy's face atop of his tall body, and a quietly dressed, fresh faced little woman hanging on his arm; but a few people, with eyes to read romances and pleasant histories everywhere, found something very attractive in this couple, and smiled as they passed, wondering if they were young, lovers, or country cousins "looking round.
And when the urban youth in these times are finding it just impossible to get a job, his country cousin understandably stands no chance at all of employment.
But when the researchers looked a little closer at the proportion of the urbanites and country-dwellers, a surprising trend emerged: in urban areas, a person's risk of injury-related death was about 20 percent lower than the same risk faced by his or her country cousin.
WHAT with surrealism, minimalism, modernism, fauvism, pop-art, op-art and abstract expressionism, not forgetting animals in formaldehyde, the idea of drawing can sometimes seem like the poor country cousin of the art world.
However, with all these happening, one form of respite for Indians gasping for news on Indians who are doing well in Europe is that of my country cousin, Ramesh Nair.
Weird, violent, sometimes sad and often very funny, like some deranged country cousin of Kick Ass.
If the cousin turns out to be more a country cousin, both parties are under pressure to "adjust" to the marriage because parents say so.
You've got to hand it to Uncle Pete and country cousin Bob.
Those cobwebs are soon swept away by the arrival of Hargrove, and far more significantly, that of her country cousin from Virginia, Phoebe Pyncheon (Samantha Doolittle), who awakens Hepzibah's long dormant feelings and fills her with a sense of purpose.
Which is odd because if I take my Range Rover - very much the Urban Cruiser's country cousin, a Country Cruiser if you will - into town it gets coated with eggs and angry notes from protesters.