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noun as in hick

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They are the builders, they say, charting the way forward for the next generation of rubes who will follow them, years late, into the future.

From Vox

Let’s toy with the thrill of violence, but do it with a smirk that dares you to be enough of a rube to take it seriously.

From Time

Vegas attracts rubes looking to make a quick buck, as well as entrepreneurs seeking to make a change.

Salt was my friend, too, because to undersalt something is to be a rube.

A lazy off-season afternoon in Palmer's house is like being trapped in a Rube Goldberg cartoon.

Rube Goldberg legislation is most dangerous when you do not have buy-in from the public and the opposition party.

Such Rube Goldberg–like coincidences will not prevail against the Syria-Iran axis.

Foster, he thought, must certainly be scared of his wife, if he daren't show himself in this little rube town.

And everybody knew about the way Rube used to disappear every now and then during the middle of a season and go fishing.

Ollie Shreck, Rube's regular catcher, wouldn't sign a contract one season.

No one but Rube would have attempted such a thing; but he never stopped to think about odds or chances when his dander was up.

They had a couple of hours to rest their horses, and then Rube and I led them straight to the Mexican camp.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rube, such as: hick, bumpkin, clodhopper, dolt, hayseed, and hillbilly.

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