transitive verb rus·ti·cize \ˈrəstəˌsīz\

Definition of rusticize


  1. :  to give a rustic aspect to moved out … where accent and manner were rusticized — A. J. Liebling

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Origin and Etymology of rusticize

1rustic + -ize

First Known Use: 1830

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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