bumpkin

  • 1 Bumpkin — Bump kin, n. [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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bumpkin — awkward country fellow, 1560s, probably from M.Du. bommekijn little barrel, dim. of boom tree. Apparently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory reference to Dutch people as short and dumpy …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 bumpkin — hick, yokel, rube, clodhopper, clown, lout, *boor, churl …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 bumpkin — ► NOUN ▪ an unsophisticated person from the countryside. ORIGIN perhaps from Dutch boomken little tree or earlier bommekijn little barrel , denoting a dumpy person …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 bumpkin — [bump′kin] n. [prob. < Du boomkin, short tree, dim. of boom, tree] 1. a short boom projecting from a sailing ship, used as in securing a stay or brace 2. [prob. < MDu bommekijn, small cask < bomme, a cask + kijn, dim. suffix] an awkward… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 bumpkin — n. a country bumpkin * * * [ bʌmpkɪn] a country bumpkin …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 bumpkin — [16] Originally, bumpkin seems to have been a humorously disparaging epithet for a Dutch person: in the first known record of the word, in Peter Levins’s Dictionary of English and Latin words 1570, it is glossed batavus (Batavia was the name of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 8 bumpkin — UK [ˈbʌmpkɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms bumpkin : singular bumpkin plural bumpkins an insulting word for someone who lives in the country. This word is used by people who think that people from the country are not intelligent or educated …

    English dictionary

  • 9 bumpkin — [16] Originally, bumpkin seems to have been a humorously disparaging epithet for a Dutch person: in the first known record of the word, in Peter Levins’s Dictionary of English and Latin words 1570, it is glossed batavus (Batavia was the name of… …

    Word origins

  • 10 bumpkin — noun Bumpkin is used after these nouns: ↑country …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 bumpkin — Synonyms and related words: boor, bucolic, clod, clodhopper, clown, country bumpkin, farmer, gawk, gawky, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, looby, lout, lubber, lummox, oaf, provincial, rube, rustic, yokel …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 bumpkin — n A clumsy, unsophisticated person from the country. I don t know what she sees in that country bumpkin she goes with. 1680s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 13 bumpkin — [[t]bʌ̱mpkɪn[/t]] bumpkins N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a bumpkin, you think they are uneducated and stupid because they come from the countryside. ...unsophisticated country bumpkins. Syn: yokel …

    English dictionary

  • 14 bumpkin — noun he was very bright, but a bit of a bumpkin Syn: yokel, peasant, provincial, rustic, country cousin, hayseed, hillbilly, hick, rube …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 bumpkin — n rustic, peasant, provincial, country cousin, countryman; yokel, country bumpkin, hawbuck, hobnail, Dial. lumpkin, Often Disparaging. hillbilly, Disparaging. bogtrotter, Inf. chawbacon, Inf. cider squeezer, Sl. hick, Sl. rube, Sl. hayseed, Sl.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 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

  • 17 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

  • 18 bumpkin — noun a) a clumsy, unsophisticated person; a yokel b) a short boom or spar used to extend a sail or secure a stay …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 bumpkin — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. yokel (See unskillfulness). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rustic, yokel, hick*; see boor . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. hick, *hayseed, yokel, rustic, *goat roper, clodhopper, yahoo, *cider squeezer,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 bumpkin — bump|kin [ˈbʌmpkın] n informal someone from the countryside who is considered to be stupid …

    Dictionary of contemporary English