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Meaning
an unsophisticated country person
  • How to Memorize
    • bumpkin - unsophisticated
  • Analysis

    ‘Bumpkin’ is most commonly used as a disparaging term to describe somebody from the countryside who is thought to be uneducated, uncouth, and lacking in knowledge or curiosity about the wider world. It is an insulting term that is considered a harmful stereotype of country-folk typically propagated by those who live in urban areas.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsyokel, provincial, hick,
    Antonymsintellectual, sophisticate, cosmopolitan,
  • Example(s)
    1. I’ve found it hard to settle in the city since moving here. Everybody at work treats me like I’m some sort of country bumpkin.

    2. James may seem uncouth and backwards at times, but he’s far from the bumpkin many assume him to be.

    3. The corporation looked at the townsfolk as bumpkins they could easily manipulate and exploit, but they grossly underestimated us.



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