bumpkin

1 [buhmp-kin]
noun
an awkward, simple rustic; yokel.

Origin:
1560–70; < Middle Dutch bommekijn little barrel, equivalent to boom beam + -kijn -kin

bumpkinish, bumpkinly, adjective


clod, boor, hillbilly, hayseed, rube, hick, yahoo.
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bumpkin

2 [buhmp-kin]
noun Nautical.
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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bumpkin1 (ˈbʌmpkɪn)
 
n
an awkward simple rustic person (esp in the phrase country bumpkin)
 
[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]

bumpkin or bumkin2 (ˈbʌmpkɪn)
 
n
variant spellings of boomkin
 
bumkin or bumkin2
 
n

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bumpkin
"awkward country fellow," 1560s, probably from M.Du. bommekijn "little barrel," dim. of boom "tree." Apparently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory reference to Dutch people as short and dumpy.
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