bumpkinly
bumpkinly ump"kin*ly adj. unsophisticated in a manner resembling a lifelong resident of rural areas; as, bumpkinly country boys.

Syn: hick, rustic, unsophisticated. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bumpkinly — adjective awkwardly simple and provincial bumpkinly country boys rustic farmers a hick town the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists • Syn: ↑hick, ↑rustic, ↑unsophisticated …   Useful english dictionary

  • bumpkinly — adjective see bumpkin I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bumpkinly — bump·kin·ly …   English syllables

  • hick — adj. 1. rural. Opposite of {urban}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. characteristic of rural people, especially those not knowledgeable about matters outside their locality; as, hick ideas; a hick town. Syn: bumpkinly, rustic, unsophisticated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bumpkin — I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask Date: 1570 an awkward and unsophisticated rustic • bumpkinish adjective • bumpkinly adjective II. noun or bumkin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bumpkin — bumpkin1 bumpkinish, bumpkinly, adj. /bump kin/, n. an awkward, simple rustic; yokel. [1560 70; < MD bommekijn little barrel, equiv. to boom BEAM + kijn KIN] Syn. clod, boor, hillbilly, hayseed, rube, hick, yahoo. bumpkin2 /bump kin/, n. Naut. a… …   Universalium

  • chawbacon — noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture • Syn: ↑yokel, ↑rube, ↑hick, ↑yahoo, ↑hayseed, ↑bumpkin • Derivationally related forms: ↑bumpkinly (fo …   Useful english dictionary

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