- The definition of bucolic is people or things related to the country or to the country life.
An example of something that would be described as bucolic is a farmhouse in the country.
bucolic definition by Webster's New World
- of shepherds; pastoral
- of country life or farms; rustic
Origin: Classical Latin bucolicus ; from Classical Greek boukolikos ; from boukolos, herdsman ; from bous, ox (see cow) plush -kolos ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to drive from source hold, Classical Latin celer
- a pastoral poem
- a rustic; countrified person
- bucolically adverb
bucolic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
- Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
- A pastoral poem.
- A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
Origin: Latin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- bu·colˈi·cal·ly adverb