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bumpkin

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noun bump·kin \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Definition of bumpkin

  1. :  an awkward and unsophisticated rustic

bump·kin·ish play \-kə-nish\ adjective
bump·kin·ly play \-kən-lē\ adjective


Origin of bumpkin

perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask


First Known Use: 1570


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bumpkin

noun bump·kin \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Definition of bumpkin

  1. :  a spar projecting from a ship especially at the stern



Variants of bumpkin

or bum·kin play \ˈbəm(p)-kən\

Origin of bumpkin

probably from Dutch boomken, diminutive of boom tree


First Known Use: circa 1632



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