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- (nautical) a short boom or spar used to extend a sail or secure a stay
- a clumsy unsophisticated person; a yokel
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bump"kin (&?;), n. [The same word as
bumkin, which Cotgrave defines thus: "Bumkin, Fr.
chicambault, the luffe-block, a long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the
fore-sayle and sprit-sayle are fastened, when a ship goes by the winde."
Hence, a clumsy man may easily have been compared to such a block of wood;
cf. OD. boomken a little tree. See Boom a pole.] An
awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout. "Bashful
country bumpkins." W. Irving.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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