adjective Also bu·col·i·cal.
Origin of bucolic
Synonyms for bucolic
Related Words for bucolicslout, buffoon, rube, oaf, clodhopper, bumpkin, bucolic, boor, hind, blockhead, yahoo, gawk, chuff, rustic, hayseed, peasant, yokel, swain, churl, hick
Examples from the Web for bucolics
Historical Examples of bucolics
I noticed more than fifty expressions which could be found in the 'Bucolics.'The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Vergil's first work was the Bucolics, in imitation of Theocritus.National Epics
Kate Milner Rabb
I muttered, "it is your satires, not the bucolics of Virgil, that suit this epoch!"Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins
John Esten Cooke
Pasiphaë's monstrous passion for a bull is certainly a subject enough fitted for bucolics.
They also keep capons, fruit, and other things, and for all these matters there is a book which they call the Bucolics.The City of the Sun
adjective Also: bucolical
Word Origin for bucolic
1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (n.)) + -kolos "tending," related to Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Middle Irish búachaill, Welsh bugail "shepherd" are Celtic words form from the same root material as Greek boukolos.