AskDefine | Define rube

Dictionary Definition

rube n : not very intelligent or interested in culture [syn: yokel, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /ruːb/, /ru:b/
    Rhymes with: -uːb


  1. A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
  2. An unsophisticated or unintelligent person.


Extensive Definition

Reuben or Ruben may refer to:

People with the family name

surname Reuben or Reubens
  • David and Simon Reuben, billionaire entrepreneurs in the UK
  • John Reuben, American Christian hip-hop artist
  • Julie Reuben, historian interested in the role of education in American society and culture
  • Paul Reubens, actor and comedian known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman

People with the given name

A given name

See also

rube in German: Reuben
rube in Hungarian: Ruben
rube in Italian: Ruben
rube in Swedish: Ruben

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