A simple, well-built log cabin is an example of something that would be described as rustic.
- 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 of rusticLate Middle English rustyk from Middle French rustique from Classical Latin rusticus from rus, the country: see rural
- Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people. See Synonyms at rural.
- a. Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.b. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
- 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 unsophisticated, guileless, or coarse from having been raised in the country.
Origin of rusticMiddle English rustik from Old French rustique from Latin rūsticus from rūs country ; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more rustic, superlative most rustic)
- A (sometimes unsophisticated) person from a rural area.
From Latin rÅ«sticus.