hick vs rube what difference

what is difference between hick and rube

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪk/
  • Homophone: hic
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1

From Hick (pet form of Richard).

Noun

hick (plural hicks)

  1. (derogatory) An awkward, naive, clumsy and/or rude country person. [from early 18th c.]
Synonyms
  • boer, boor
  • country bumpkin
  • churl
  • hillbilly
  • lob
  • redneck
  • rustic
  • yokel
Translations

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Verb

hick (third-person singular simple present hicks, present participle hicking, simple past and past participle hicked)

  1. to hiccup
Translations

References

  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Luxembourgish

Verb

hick

  1. second-person singular imperative of hicken


English

Alternative forms

  • Reub

Etymology

Generic use of the name Rube.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ro͞ob, IPA(key): /ɹuːb/
  • Rhymes: -uːb

Noun

rube (plural rubes)

  1. (US, Canada, informal) A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
  2. (derogatory) An uninformed, unsophisticated, or unintelligent person.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Brue, Bure, Rueb, Uber, buer, bure, ebru, erub, uber, uber-, über-

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrubɛ]
  • Rhymes: -ubɛ
  • Hyphenation: ru‧be

Noun

rube

  1. vocative singular of rub

Verb

rube

  1. third-person singular present indicative of rubat

Alternative forms

  • rubá

Anagrams

  • beru
  • erbu
  • uber

Latin

Noun

rube

  1. vocative singular of rubus

Middle English

Noun

rube

  1. Alternative form of ruby

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