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Definition of "rube" [rube]

  • Slang An unsophisticated country person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rube" in a sentence
  • "Rubingh includes the Dutch word rube, meaning 'peasant.'"
  • "This moronic Neugebauer rube is also a birther … …."
  • "* On the Alabama coast one can command more money from some Wisconsin rube than one can expect from a native Mobilian."