- an awkward, simple, unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.
Origin of bumpkin1
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- a beam or spar projecting outward from the hull of a vessel, for extending a sail, securing blocks, etc.
Origin of bumpkin2
Related Words for bumpkinrube, lout, clod, lummox, clodhopper, oaf, country, boor, yahoo, hayseed, hind, yokel, hick, clodpoll
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Historical Examples of bumpkin
“It have been a mighty long time about, surely,” said Mr. Bumpkin.
Ah, quite so, quite so; so I should have supposed from what I know of you, Mr. Bumpkin.
Now Mr. Bumpkin, as the reader knows, was not alone in his expedition.
That thee be a fool,” said Mr. Bumpkin, angrily; “thee be a silly-brained—.
“Thee beest too old, thee meanest,” said Mrs. Bumpkin, laughing.
- an awkward simple rustic person (esp in the phrase country bumpkin)
Word Origin for bumpkin
- variant spellings of boomkin
"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.