1. [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 man may easily have been compared to such a
block of wood; cf. OD. boomken a little tree. See Boom a
An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.
"Bashful country bumpkins." --W. Irving.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who is not very intelligent or interested in
culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "bumpkin":
boor, bucolic, clod, clodhopper, clown, country bumpkin, farmer,
gawk, gawky, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, looby, lout, lubber, lummox,
oaf, provincial, rube, rustic, yokel