noun \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Definition of BUMPKIN

:  an awkward and unsophisticated rustic
bump·kin·ish \-kə-nish\ adjective
bump·kin·ly \-kən-lē\ adjective

Origin of BUMPKIN

perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask
First Known Use: 1570


noun \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Definition of BUMPKIN

:  a spar projecting from a ship especially at the stern

Variants of BUMPKIN

bump·kin or bum·kin \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Origin of BUMPKIN

probably from Dutch boomken, diminutive of boom tree
First Known Use: circa 1632


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