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rustic

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adjective rus·tic \ˈrəs-tik\

Simple Definition of rustic

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

  • : made of rough wood

Full Definition of rustic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suitable for the country :  rural <rustic rolling farmland>

  2. 2 a :  made of the rough limbs of trees <rustic furniture> b :  finished by rusticating <a rustic joint in masonry>

  3. 3 a :  characteristic of or resembling country people b :  lacking in social graces or polish

  4. 4 :  appropriate to the country (as in plainness or sturdiness) <heavy rustic boots>

rus·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
rus·tic·i·ty play \ˌrəs-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun

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>



Variants of rustic

also rus·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

Origin of rustic

Middle English rustik, from Latin rusticus, from rus open land — more at room


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with rustic


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rustic

noun rus·tic

Simple Definition of rustic

  • : a person who lives in the country

Full Definition of rustic

  1. 1 :  an inhabitant of a rural area

  2. 2 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>



Circa 1550

First Known Use of rustic

circa 1550



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