bumpkin

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bump·kin 1

 (bŭmp′kĭn, bŭm′-)
n.
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′-)
n.
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.]

bumpkin

(ˈbʌmpkɪn)
n
an awkward simple rustic person (esp in the phrase country bumpkin)
[C16 (perhaps originally applied to Dutchmen): perhaps from Dutch boomken small tree, or from Middle Dutch boomekijn small barrel, alluding to a short or squat person]

bumpkin

(ˈbʌmpkɪn) or

bumkin

n
(Nautical Terms) variant spellings of boomkin

bump•kin

(ˈbʌmp kɪn)

n.
an awkward, simple rustic; yokel.
[1560–70; < Middle Dutch bommekijn little barrel =boom beam + -kijn -kin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumpkin - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culturebumpkin - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person

bumpkin

noun yokel, peasant, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rustic, lout, hillbilly, oaf, country bumpkin, clown, boor, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), clodhopper, lubber unsophisticated country bumpkins

bumpkin

noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
Translations
شَخْصٌ ريفي ساذِج
balík
bondetamp
esetlen falusi fajankó
klaufi, sveitalubbi
kaimo Jurgis
lempis

bumpkin

[ˈbʌmpkɪn] N (also country bumpkin) (pej) → pueblerino/a m/f, paleto/a m/f (Sp)

bumpkin

[ˈbʌmpkɪn] n (= yokel) → péquenaud m

bumpkin

n (also country bumpkin, = man) → (Bauern)tölpel m; (= woman)Trampel fvom Land

bumpkin

(ˈbampkin) noun
a clumsy or stupid country person. a country bumpkin.
References in classic literature ?
But think not that this famous town has only harpooneers, cannibals, and bumpkins to show her visitors.
How he would figure among them in the churchyard, between services on Sundays; gathering grapes for them from the wild vines that overran the surrounding trees; reciting for their amusement all the epitaphs on the tombstones; or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back, envying his superior elegance and address.
The veriest bumpkin, on entering an apartment so bedizzened, would be instantly aware of something wrong, although he might be altogether unable to assign a cause for his dissatisfaction.
How now, I reflect, what sort of bumpkin is this, and perhaps I say to him cruelly: "Boy, you are uncommonly like your mother.
One might as well inquire of a lodging-house slavey the way to make beds as expect a country bumpkin to know the road to the next village.
Sancho took the word out of his mouth and went on, "Nay, let them come and try their jokes on the country bumpkin, for it's about as likely I'll stand them as that it's now midnight
I am not sure that the greatest man of his age, if ever that solitary superlative existed, could escape these unfavorable reflections of himself in various small mirrors; and even Milton, looking for his portrait in a spoon, must submit to have the facial angle of a bumpkin.
What a bumpkin he is for a Captain in the army," old Osborne thought.
I don't believe a bumpkin like you could manage all that.
Paranoid UTV, 9pm DRAMA Bobby's in Dusseldorf, keen to uncover the mystery surrounding Ruben's death - and show the German detectives they're not country bumpkins.
This means supporters within a Metro or bus link of the ground can leave the car at home - not the case, however, for us country bumpkins scraping a living in the frozen tundras of Ashington and beyond - there isn't even a rickshaw or tuk-tuk available.
Chairman Steve Brown insists St Johnstone's record over the past five years proves the club are no country bumpkins.