rube definition by Webster's New World
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Slang a person from a rural region who lacks polish and sophistication; rustic
Origin: ; from Rube, nickname of Reuben
rube definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An unsophisticated country person.
Origin: Probably from Rube, nickname for Reuben.