See also: Rube and Rübe

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Generic use of the name Rube.

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rube ‎(plural rubes)

  1. (US, Canada, informal) A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, “8”, in Babbitt:
      "Same time," said Babbitt, "no sense excusing these rube burgs too easy. Fellow's own fault if he doesn't show the initiative to up and beat it to the city, like we done--did. [] "
  2. (pejorative) An uninformed, unsophisticated, or unintelligent person.

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rube

  1. vocative singular of rubus
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