rube

[ roob ]
/ rub /

noun Informal.

an unsophisticated person from a rural area; hick.

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Origin of rube

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

Definition for rube (2 of 3)

Rube
[ roob ]
/ rub /

noun

a male given name, form of Reuben.

Definition for rube (3 of 3)

Goldberg
[ gohld-burg ]
/ ˈgoʊld bɜrg /

noun

Arthur Joseph,1908–90, U.S. jurist, statesman, and diplomat: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–65; ambassador to the U.N. 1965–68.
Reuben LuciusRube,1883–1970, U.S. cartoonist, whose work often depicts deviously complex and impractical inventions.
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British Dictionary definitions for rube

rube
/ (ruːb) /

noun

US and Canadian slang an unsophisticated countryman

Word Origin for rube

C20: probably from the name Reuben
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