Definition of Bumpkin

1. Noun. A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture.

Exact synonyms: Chawbacon, Hayseed, Hick, Rube, Yahoo, Yokel
Generic synonyms: Rustic
Derivative terms: Bumpkinly



Definition of Bumpkin

1. n. An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.

Definition of Bumpkin

1. Noun. a clumsy, unsophisticated person; a yokel ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) a short boom or spar used to extend a sail or secure a stay ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bumpkin

1. an unsophisticated rustic [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bumpkin

1. An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout. "Bashful country bumpkins." Origin: The same word as bumkin, which Cotgrave defines thus: "Bumkin, Fr. Chicambault, the luffe-block, a long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the fore-sayle and sprit-sayle are fastened, when a ship goes by the winde." Hence, a clumsy man may easily have been compared to such a block of wood; cf. OD. Boomken a little tree. See Boom a pole. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumpkin

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bumpinesses
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bumpkin (current term)
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Literary usage of Bumpkin

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1. The girl's own book by Lydia Maria Child (1853)
"Then keep the thumb still, and move the four fingers, singing, " Dance, ye merry men, every one, for bumpkin he can dance alone." Then move the fore-finger, ..."

2. The Actor's Budget: Consisting of Monologues, Prologues, Epilogues, and by William Oxberry (1824)
"Vfi' stont martill steps see John bumpkin is come, To raise new recruits with the sound of the drum ; Then rouse, hearts of oak ! an example see here, ..."

3. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"A bumpkin, OR COUNTRY-SQUIRE IS a Clown of Rank and Degree. He is the Growth of his own Land, ... bumpkin ..."

4. The American Orator's Own Book: Or, The Art of Extemporaneous Public (1836)
"The Country bumpkin and Razor Seller.—Wor.- COTT. ... Which certainly seemed wondrous cheap; A country bumpkin the great offer heard; Poor Hodge, ..."

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