Simple Definition of Rube Goldberg
: doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary
Full Definition of Rube Goldberg
: accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done simply <a kind of Rube Goldberg contraption … with five hundred moving parts — L. T. Grant>; also : characterized by such complex means
Variants of rube goldberg
Origin of rube goldberg
Reuben (Rube) L. Goldberg †1970 American cartoonist
First Known Use: 1931
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