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bumpkin1

[buhmp-kin] /ˈbʌmp kɪn/
noun
1.
an awkward, simple rustic; yokel.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Middle Dutch bommekijn little barrel, equivalent to boom beam + -kijn -kin
Related forms
bumpkinish, bumpkinly, adjective
Synonyms
clod, boor, hillbilly, hayseed, rube, hick, yahoo.

bumpkin2

[buhmp-kin] /ˈbʌmp kɪn/
noun, Nautical
1.
a beam or spar projecting outward from the hull of a vessel, for extending a sail, securing blocks, etc.
Also, boomkin.
Origin
1625-35; < Middle Dutch boom boom2, beam + -kin
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  • Sure, he played the bumpkin bewildered in the big city.
  • Press, a redheaded country bumpkin who lives above a pub.
British Dictionary definitions for bumpkin

bumpkin1

/ˈbʌmpkɪn/
noun
1.
an awkward simple rustic person (esp in the phrase country bumpkin)
Word Origin
C16 (perhaps originally applied to Dutchmen): perhaps from Dutch boomken small tree, or from Middle Dutch boomekijn small barrel, alluding to a short or squat person

bumpkin2

/ˈbʌmpkɪn/
noun
1.
variant spellings of boomkin
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Word Origin and History for bumpkin
n.

"awkward country fellow," 1560s, probably from Middle Dutch bommekijn "little barrel," diminutive of boom "tree" (see beam (n.)). Apparently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory reference to Dutch people as short and dumpy.

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