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ˈbʌmp kɪnbump·kin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbaconnoun

    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

Wiktionary

  1. bumpkinnoun

    a clumsy, unsophisticated person; a yokel

    Etymology: From either boomken, "shrub, little tree", diminutive of boom, "tree" (compare German Baum, bʰew-) or from bommekijn, "little tree", diminutive of bomme, "tree , barrel". Both can be compared to Baumke or Bäumchen , meaning the same as the other two (German -ke, -chen, Flemish -ken). Note that the English word boom is etymologically related to the aforementioned "Baum", "boom", and "bomme" in the sense of "large stem", or "big tree".

  2. bumpkinnoun

    a short boom or spar used to extend a sail or secure a stay

    Etymology: From either boomken, "shrub, little tree", diminutive of boom, "tree" (compare German Baum, bʰew-) or from bommekijn, "little tree", diminutive of bomme, "tree , barrel". Both can be compared to Baumke or Bäumchen , meaning the same as the other two (German -ke, -chen, Flemish -ken). Note that the English word boom is etymologically related to the aforementioned "Baum", "boom", and "bomme" in the sense of "large stem", or "big tree".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bumpkinnoun

    an awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bumpkin

    bump′kin, n. an awkward, clumsy rustic: a clown.—adj. Bump′kinish. [Prob. Dut. boomken, a log.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bumpkin

    A short boom or beam of timber projecting from each bow of a ship, where it is fayed down upon the false rail. Its use is to extend the clue or lower corner of the fore-sail to windward, for which purpose there is a large block fixed on its outer end, through which the tack is passed, and when hauled tight down is said to be aboard. The name is also applied to the pieces on each quarter, for the main-brace blocks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumpkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumpkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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