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bump·kin 1(bŭmp′kĭn, bŭm′-)
An awkward, unsophisticated person; a yokel.
[Perhaps from Flemish boomken, shrub, diminutive of boom, tree; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots or from Middle Dutch bommekijn, diminutive of bomme, barrel.]
bump·kin 2(bŭmp′kĭn, bŭm′-) or boom·kin (bo͞om′-)
A short spar projecting from the deck of a ship, used to extend a sail or secure a block or stay.
[Probably from Dutch boomken, diminutive of boom, tree; see boom2.]
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a short boom projecting from the deck of a ship, used to secure the main-brace blocks or to extend the lower edge of the foresail
[C17: from Dutch boomken, from boom tree; see beam, -kin]
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