What does “rube” mean?

A “rube” is a person who is not considered very clever or sophisticated, and it usually refers to someone from the country or a rural area – basically someone who is not exposed to the city or urban lifestyle. The word “rube” is generally used in the context of describing someone who is very innocent and easily fooled. Some synonyms for a “rube” are: country bumpkin, redneck, and hick.

Here’s an example of it’s usage:

“Rube” In a Sentence

"Unless you are a complete rube you will 
never fall for that scam."

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