Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an unsophisticated country person
  2. (adj, all) awkwardly simple and provincial
    rustic farmers
    a hick town
    the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists
  3. (adj, all) characteristic of the fields or country
    rustic stone walls
  4. (adj, all) characteristic of rural life
    rustic awkwardness

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Rustic

  1. 1440, from L. rusticus, from rus (gen. ruris) "open land, country" (see rural). Noun meaning "a country person, peasant" is from c.1550. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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