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Meaning of BUMPKIN

Pronunciation:  'bumpkin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  not very intelligent or interested in culture
 

BUMPKIN is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: chawbacon, hayseed, hick, rube, yahoo, yokel
 
 See Also: rustic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bump"kin\, n. [The same word as bumkin, which Cotgrave
defines thus: ``Bumkin, Fr. chicambault, the luffe-block, a
long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the fore-sayle and
sprit-sayle are fastened, when a ship goes by the winde.''
Hence, a clumsy man may easily have been compared to such a
block of wood; cf. OD. boomken a little tree. See {Boom} a
pole.]
An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.
``Bashful country bumpkins.'' --W. Irving.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: boor, bucolic, clod, clodhopper, clown, country bumpkin, farmer, gawk, gawky, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, looby, lout, lubber, lummox, oaf, provincial, rube, rustic, yokel
 

 

 

 

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