adjective \ˈrəs-tik\

: of, relating to, or suitable for the country or people who live in the country

: made of rough wood

Full Definition of RUSTIC

:  of, relating to, or suitable for the country :  rural <rustic rolling farmland>
a :  made of the rough limbs of trees <rustic furniture>
b :  finished by rusticating <a rustic joint in masonry>
a :  characteristic of or resembling country people
b :  lacking in social graces or polish
:  appropriate to the country (as in plainness or sturdiness) <heavy rustic boots>
rus·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
rus·tic·i·ty \ˌrəs-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun

Variants of RUSTIC

rus·tic also rus·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of RUSTIC

  1. The inn has a rustic atmosphere.
  2. <rustic yokels whose first impulse was to smirk gawkily at anyone not of their own kind>

Origin of RUSTIC

Middle English rustik, from Latin rusticus, from rus open land — more at room
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with RUSTIC



: a person who lives in the country

Full Definition of RUSTIC

:  an inhabitant of a rural area
a :  an awkward coarse person
b :  an unsophisticated rural person

Examples of RUSTIC

  1. <a rustic who was awed by the prices that city dwellers had to pay>

First Known Use of RUSTIC

circa 1550


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