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hey rube

interjection

Definition of hey rube

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

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Origin and Etymology of hey rube

1hey + rube


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hey rube

noun

Definition of hey rube

  1. :  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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