bumpkin

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[ buhmp-kin ]
/ ˈbʌmp kɪn /

noun Informal.

an awkward, simple, unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.

Origin of bumpkin

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1560–70; < Middle Dutch bommekijn “little barrel,” equivalent to boom beam + -kijn -kin

Related forms

bump·kin·ish, bump·kin·ly, adjective

Definition for bumpkin (2 of 2)

bumpkin

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[ buhmp-kin ]
/ ˈbʌmp kɪn /

noun Nautical.

a beam or spar projecting outward from the hull of a vessel, for extending a sail, securing blocks, etc.
Also boomkin.

Origin of bumpkin

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1625–35; < Middle Dutch boom boom2, beam + -kin
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British Dictionary definitions for bumpkin (1 of 2)

bumpkin

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/ (ˈbʌmpkɪn) /

noun

an awkward simple rustic person (esp in the phrase country bumpkin)

Word Origin for bumpkin

C16 (perhaps originally applied to Dutchmen): perhaps from Dutch boomken small tree, or from Middle Dutch boomekijn small barrel, alluding to a short or squat person

British Dictionary definitions for bumpkin (2 of 2)

bumpkin

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bumkin

/ (ˈbʌmpkɪn) /

noun

variant spellings of boomkin
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