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rube

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an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country
  • rural voters were tired of being treated as rubes by state officials, who showed interest in them only at election time

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“Rube.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rube. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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