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Nov 15, 2013
This week's theme
Words that are names

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rube

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with Anu Garg

rube

PRONUNCIATION:
(roob)

MEANING:
noun: An unsophisticated person from a rural area.

ETYMOLOGY:
Shortened form of name Reuben. Earliest documented use: 1891. Also see hey rube.

USAGE:
"Is he simply some rube, an easy target for fast-talking telephone magazine salespeople?"
Kevin Prokosh; Normal is Overrated; Winnipeg Free Press (Canada); Oct 18, 2013.

See more usage examples of rube in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. -Marianne Moore, poet (1887-1972)

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