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."
Her country cousin living in Dubai was to get her a job.
The Michelin-starred chef who looks like he could be Phil and Grant Mitchell's long lost West Country cousin has shed 12st since turning 40 in 2013.
Glow Wild, Wakehurst, West Sussex (November 30 - December 17) The beautiful botanic gardens and lush woodlands of Wakehurst (Kew's country cousin) are illuminated by this magical sparkling trail.
spacecentre.co.uk/ event/spooky-space Glow Wild, Wakehurst, W Sussex (Nov 30 - Dec 17) THE beautiful gardens and woods of Wakehurst (Kew's country cousin) are illuminated by this sparkling trail.
Lengthier stories such as "Boxed-In" and "The Country Cousin" unwind like a cruise down a slow river, gentle and sure until a predator peers from the dark forest or an animal carcass clings to the shore unsettling the water with lurking anxiety.
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.