hey rube

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

hey rube

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: 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 nightHerbert Gold

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“Hey rube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hey%20rube. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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