transitive verb

: to give a rustic aspect to
moved out … where accent and manner were rusticizedA. J. Liebling

Word History


rustic entry 1 + -ize

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rusticize was in 1830

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“Rusticize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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