hey rube

interjection

Definition of hey rube

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used traditionally as a rallying cry among circus or carnival folk in a fight with townspeople

hey rube

noun

Definition of hey rube (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually free-for-all fight between circus or carnival folk and townspeople we found ourselves with an old-fashioned hey rube and obliged to move the show on that night— Herbert Gold

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Interjection

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“Hey rube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hey%20rube. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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