- to go to the country.
- to stay or sojourn in the country.
Origin of rusticate
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Examples from the Web for rusticating
Society, in a body, appeared to be rusticating at Santa Catalina.Mariposilla
Mary Stewart Daggett
We are rusticating here by the side of a Wisconsin lake this summer.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions
For even in rure it is evident that friends made it a duty of friendship to seek out and relieve their rusticating friends.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
He feels that we suspect him of rusticating in bed under false pretences.Life's Minor Collisions
It had "an aristocratical look in the summer time, when everybody but nobodies was rusticating."Husks
- (in New Zealand) a wide type of weatherboarding used in older houses
- to banish or retire to the country
- to make or become rustic in style, behaviour, etc
- (tr) architect to finish (an exterior wall) with large blocks of masonry that are separated by deep joints and decorated with a bold, usually textured, design
- (tr) British to send down from university for a specified time as a punishment
C17: from Latin rūsticārī, from rūs the country
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Word Origin and History for rusticating
1650s, from Latin rusticatus, past participle of rusticarti "to live in the country" (see rustication). Related: Rusticated; rusticating.
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