adjective see bumpkin I

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  • bumpkinish — adj. awkward, clumsy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bumpkinish — bumpˈkinish adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑bumpkin …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

  • bumpkin — noun an unsophisticated country person. Derivatives bumpkinish adjective Origin C16: perh. from Du. boomken little tree or MDu. bommekijn little barrel , denoting a dumpy person …   English new terms dictionary

  • unpolished — adj 1. rough, rough hewn, rude, crude; coarse, gross, vulgar, loutish, boorish, ill bred, brought up in a barn; gauche, awkward, uncouth, ungainly; disadvantaged, from the wrong side of the tracks. 2. uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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