rustic

[ ruhs-tik ]
/ ˈrʌs tɪk /

adjective

noun

a country person.
an unsophisticated country person.

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Origin of rustic

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin rūsticus, equivalent to rūs the country (see rural) + -ticus adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for rustic

rustic
/ (ˈrʌstɪk) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of rustic

rustically, adverbrusticity (rʌˈstɪsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for rustic

C16: from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs the country
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