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rube

 (ro͞ob)
n. Slang
An unsophisticated country person.

[Probably from Rube, nickname for Reuben.]
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rube

(ruːb)
n
slang US and Canadian an unsophisticated countryman
[C20: probably from the name Reuben]
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rube

(rub)

n. Informal.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; hick.
[1895–1900, Amer.; generic use of the male given name Rube]
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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
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Translations

rube

[ruːb] N (US) → patán m, palurdo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rube

[ˈruːb] (US) n (= hick) → plouc mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rube

n (dated US sl) → (Bauern)tölpel m
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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.
"And just suppose some rube, all hooks of arms and legs and hands, is managing to stick on anyway, and the minute is getting near up.
'Of all the rube joints!' exclaimed Peggy, in deep disgust.
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.
Her income is more than her husband Rubes Mia who supports her in business.
Rochester Institute of Technology is bringing the creator the syndicated cartoon "Rubes" to campus for a week as part of its efforts to bring more creativity and innovation to its instruction.
We were from Iowa, but we hadn't quite realized what rubes we were until we got to Highway 1.
Leigh Rubin, creator of Rubes comic strip, gives a free talk titled "A Twisted Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste" at 1:30 p.m.
In his recent study of the history of baseball writing, Richard Orodenker argues that during the first decade of this century writers divided into two groups: the "Matties" and the "Rubes." The first, named after the great New York Giants' pitcher, college graduate, "Christian Gentleman," and author (Pitching in a Pitch, 1912), were "graceful, polished writers, baseball's elegant phrasemakers." The second gathering echoes Rube--Waddell, the Philadelphia Athletics' "bizarre left-handed genius" or Marquadt or Bressler ...