|The Gamekeeper by Richard Ansdell (1815-1885)|
Noun. Late 16th century.
[Perhaps from Dutch boomken little tree, or Middle Dutch bommekijn little barrel, used figuratively for 'squat figure'.]
A rustic or awkward person.
bumpkinet noun (rare) a little bumpkin L18
bumpkinish adjective L18
bumpkinly adjective (rare) L17
Are you a country bumpkin?
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