rube

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noun \ˈrüb\

Definition of rube

  1. 1 :  an awkward unsophisticated person :  rustic

  2. 2 :  a naive or inexperienced person

Examples of rube in a sentence

  1. They treated us as if we were a bunch of rubes.

  2. <rural voters were tired of being treated as rubes by state officials, who showed interest in them only at election time>

Origin and Etymology of rube

Rube, nickname for Reuben


First Known Use: 1891


RUBE Defined for English Language Learners

rube

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noun \ˈrüb\

Definition of rube for English Language Learners

  • : an uneducated person who is usually from the country


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