Origin of bumpkin1
Definition for bumpkin (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for bumpkin
“Thankee,” said Bumpkin; but he had hardly spoken when he was startled by the most uproarious cheers from p. 225the taproom.
Mr. Bumpkin, although he had won his case so far as the verdict was concerned, did not look by any means triumphant.
Now, strangely enough, this is what happened in the case of Bumpkin v. Snooks.
Bumpkin scrambled along through the crowd, and was p. 341hustled into the witness-box.
It's a base lie, Mr. Bumpkin, if you mean to insinuate that I did either.Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for bumpkin (1 of 2)
Word Origin for bumpkin
British Dictionary definitions for bumpkin (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for bumpkin
"awkward country fellow," 1560s, probably from Middle Dutch bommekijn "little barrel," diminutive of boom "tree" (see beam (n.)). Apparently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory reference to Dutch people as short and dumpy.