- The definition of rustic is something simple and plain, and are often associated with the country.
A simple, well-built log cabin is an example of something that would be described as rustic.
rustic definition by Webster's New World
- of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural
- lacking refinement, elegance, polish, or sophistication; specif.,
- simple, plain, or artless
- rough, awkward, uncouth, or boorish
- made of rough, bark-covered branches or roots: rustic furniture
- Masonry having a rough surface or irregular, deeply sunk, deliberately conspicuous joints; rusticated
Origin: Late Middle English rustyk ; from Middle French rustique ; from Classical Latin rusticus ; from rus, the country: see rural
rustic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people. See Synonyms at rural.
- a. Lacking refinement or elegance; coarse.b. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated.
- Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood: rustic furniture.
- Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
- A rural person.
- A person regarded as crude, coarse, or simple.
Origin: Middle English rustik, from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs, country; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.
- rusˈti·cal·ly adverb