rube


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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.
World Studies Teacher Daniel Costa is fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines--chain-reaction devices that combine whimsy with engineering.
Rube Goldberg was an engineer and cartoonist who drew goofy inventions.
Here's an example of how: Through satire and metaphor, the cartoonist Rube Goldberg identified a truth--our excessive reliance on technology--and transformed it into a cautionary principle.
The $533 million, 58,000-member Zeal Credit Union's sponsored team of science enthusiasts broke the world record for the most dominoes toppled at an event and are awaiting word from the Guinness Book of World Records as to whether they've completed the highest number of steps in a Rube Goldberg machine.
Spiral bound for ease of use, Lego Chain Reactions is an interactive book-and-Lego-pieces kit that encourages young people to build their very own, working Rube Goldberg machines
The 77 second video clip shows Nokia's journey with the legendary Nokia 3310 handset setting off a Rube Goldberg contraption.
One controversial aspect of Rube Waddell's career, while he was still playing and a century later, is what happened during the last month of the 1905 season that resulted in his missing the World Series.