rube

[ roob ]
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nounInformal.
  1. an unsophisticated person from a rural area; hick.

Origin of rube

1
1895–1900; generic use of Rube; compare earlier use of Reuben in same sense

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Rube
[ roob ]

noun
  1. a male given name, form of Reuben.

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British Dictionary definitions for rube

rube

/ (ruːb) /


noun
  1. US and Canadian slang an unsophisticated countryman

Origin of rube

1
C20: probably from the name Reuben

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