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country bumpkin

Someone from a rural area who is therefore not versed in city life or its social norms. Cousin Celia is such a country bumpkin. Last time, she took her shoes off in the middle of a restaurant! Can you dress a little nicer? You look like a country bumpkin in those overalls!
See also: bumpkin, country

a country ˈbumpkin/ˈcousin

(informal, usually disapproving) a person from the countryside who is not used to towns or cities and seems stupid: He felt a real country bumpkin, sitting in that expensive restaurant, not knowing which cutlery to use.
See also: bumpkin, country, cousin
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The unnamed narrator meets this mysterious Argentine on an airplane, where the old man proceeds to argue quite vociferously, over copious whiskey, that Borges never existed, that he was actually an unschooled bumpkin who became Borges under the tutelage of his friend Adolfo Bioy Casares.
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They produced British plays, but their stage also saw the first performances of two important American works: Royall Tyler's <IR> THE CONTRAST </IR> (1787), in the course of which Jonathan, the Yankee bumpkin, describes his first visit to a playhouse (the John Street Theater); and William Dunlap's <IR> THE FATHER </IR> (1789).
Born and raised in the backwoods of Swampass County comes the man who put the "bum" in bumpkin -- Country Clem