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- proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Reuben.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An awkward, unsophisticated countryman; a ‘hayseed’; a ‘jay.’
- n. A stage countryman; one who plays on the stage the rôle of an awkward countryman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
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If your "Litmus Test" for a cadidate is CHEAP Patriotisim like Lapel Flag pins then I am GLAD you did NOT vote for Obama, I'm sure you voted for the Ignorant Palin Rube ...
The short, stocky Carl ambled up to bat, and I heard him call the Rube something.
We've played in the hardest kind of luck all season, except that short trip we called the Rube's Honeymoon.
Mr. George — who changed his name at Rube's urging, as did George's older brother Thomas, to escape the anti-Semitism of that era—was no slouch, either.
Also, Purdue University holds an annual national competition called the "Rube Goldberg Machine Contest."
This is what is called a Rube Goldberg contraption
Presently he stood still, and called Rube to his side.
But they were game, and the Rube was the gamest of all.
Shortly appeared a saturnine, lank, bibulous individual known as Rube
The sheriff had never before been called a Rube -- to his face, at least.