Examples of rube in a Sentence
They treated us as if we were a bunch of rubes.
rural voters were tired of being treated as rubes by state officials, who showed interest in them only at election time
Recent Examples of rube from the Web
In fact, nobody would have noticed that CNN story that kicked everything off if it hadn’t been used for rube-ginning purposes by the right-wing media consortium.
More than 40,000 comments later, a number of news outlets picked some of the worst comments and used them to paint all Oregonians as incompetent rubes.
Pac-Man Battle Casino adds the potential for a classic-gaming hustler to lure in unsuspecting rubes with fake humility before unleashing their skills on a big bet.
Birdy is the straw stirring this drink, in ways that frequently reduce her to a caricature as an impossibly naïve and frequently narrow-minded rube.
Some are charlatans soaking the rubes for a few drachmas.
The grizzled veterans of investing always have ways of expressing their disdain for the rubes who buy tech stocks at inflated values.
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Origin and Etymology of rube
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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