Meaning of “bumpkin” in the English Dictionary

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"bumpkin" in British English

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bumpkinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌmp.kɪn/ us /ˈbʌmp.kɪn/ also country bumpkin informal disapproving

Examples from literature

  • But the young gallant introduced to-night into the world she lived in was no bumpkin, and was a dandy of the town. 
  • Curiosity as to the place was at its utmost stretch, but our ignorant bumpkin could tell nothing about it. 
  • His manner towards me was that of a man of the world who is kindly disposed towards a country bumpkin. 
  • It's the kind of house that is becoming rare, and the bumpkin farmer and his family don't value antiquities. 
  • Then turning impatiently to the persons gathered around: "Does it require all of you, standing there like gaping bumpkins, to tighten my girth? 

(Definition of “bumpkin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)