: an awkward unsophisticated person : rustic
: a naive or inexperienced person
Examples of RUBE
- They treated us as if we were a bunch of rubes.
- <rural voters were tired of being treated as rubes by state officials, who showed interest in them only at election time>
Origin of RUBE
nickname for Reuben
First Known Use: 1891
Related to RUBE
- bumpkin, chawbacon, churl, clodhopper, cornball, countryman, hayseed, hillbilly, provincial, hick, rustic, yokel
- cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate
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