1

bumpkin

noun bump·kin \ ˈbəm(p)-kən \

Definition of bumpkin

: an awkward and unsophisticated rustic

bumpkinish

play \-kə-nish\ adjective

bumpkinly

play \-kən-lē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bumpkin

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


2

bumpkin

noun bump·kin \ ˈbəm(p)-kən \
variants: or bumkin

Definition of bumpkin

: a spar projecting from a ship especially at the stern

Origin and Etymology of bumpkin

probably from Dutch boomken, diminutive of boom tree



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bumpkin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak or write verbosely and windily

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!