Definition for rube (2 of 3)
Definition for rube (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for rube
A lazy off-season afternoon in Palmer's house is like being trapped in a Rube Goldberg cartoon.
Rube Goldberg legislation is most dangerous when you do not have buy-in from the public and the opposition party.
Such Rube Goldberg–like coincidences will not prevail against the Syria-Iran axis.John Bolton Argues the U.S. Has the Wrong President for a Syrian Intervention|John Bolton|November 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Rube watched the guerrilleros, permitting his head to be seen by them.
Her beauty, her wit, they were her own; but they had availed her little before her betrothment to Rube.
Rube, by way of variation, occasionally visited the stables to see to the horses.The Watchers of the Plains|Ridgewell Cullum
The sinking of the water was a new element; it had escaped my observation, though Rube had noted it.
Rube's foot kicked against an unseen pannikin, making an alarming clatter.Kiddie the Scout|Robert Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for rube
Word Origin for rube
Word Origin and History for rube
1896, reub, from shortened form of masc. proper name Reuben (q.v.), which is attested from 1804 as a conventional type of name for a country man.