bumpkin

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch boomken (shrub, little tree), diminutive of boom (tree) (compare beam). Compare German Baumke or Bäumchen , meaning the same (German -ke, -chen, Dutch -ken). Note that the English word boom is etymologically related to the aforementioned in the sense of "large stem", or "big tree".

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Noun[edit]

bumpkin (plural bumpkins)

  1. a yokel
  2. a clumsy, unsophisticated person;
  3. (nautical) a short boom or spar used to extend a sail or secure a stay

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