Origin of bumpkin1
Synonyms for bumpkin
Origin of bumpkin2
Related Words for bumpkinrube, lout, clod, lummox, clodhopper, oaf, country, boor, yahoo, hayseed, hind, yokel, hick, clodpoll
Examples from the Web for bumpkin
Historical Examples of bumpkin
Well then, Mr. Bumpkin, there is first a history of your life.
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.
“It have been a mighty long time about, surely,” said Mr. Bumpkin.
“Thee beest too old, thee meanest,” said Mrs. Bumpkin, laughing.
Word Origin 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.