Rustic Definition

rŭstĭk
adjective
Of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural.
Webster's New World
Lacking refinement, elegance, polish, or sophistication.
Webster's New World
Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
American Heritage
Having a rough surface or irregular, deeply sunk, deliberately conspicuous joints; rusticated.
Webster's New World
Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood.
Rustic furniture.
American Heritage
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noun
A rural person.
American Heritage
A country person, esp. one regarded as unsophisticated, simple, awkward, uncouth, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
city-boy

Other Word Forms of Rustic

Noun

Singular:
rustic
Plural:
rustics

Origin of Rustic

  • Middle English rustik from Old French rustique from Latin rūsticus from rūs country reuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rÅ«sticus.

    From Wiktionary

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