fall off the turnip truck

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



fall off the turnip truck

  1. (chiefly US, idiomatic) To be naive, uninformed, or unsophisticated, in the manner of a rustic person.
    • 2006, "Opinion: The Picture of Stupidity," New York Daily News, 14 Feb. (retrieved 16 Sep. 2008):
      Doesn't it strike you as funny that this city, which prides itself on its erudition and sophistication, can oftimes get suckered like a bumpkin who just fell off the turnip truck?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in the past tense and preceded by "just."