#country-styled or pastoral; rural
#unfinished or roughly finished work
#:rustic country where the sheep and cattle roamed freely
trans-top|unfinished, roughly finished
late 1700s â w:Robert Burns|Robert Burns, s:Behold, My Love, How Green the Groves|Behold, My Love, How Green the Groves
:The Princely revel may survey <br/>Our rustic dance wi' scorn.
1818 â w:Mary Shelley|Mary Shelley, s:Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus|Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Ch. I
:With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her. They were fond of the sweet orphan. Her presence had seemed a blessing to them, but it would be unfair to her to keep her in poverty and want when Providence afforded her such powerful protection.
1820 â w:Washington Irving|Washington Irving, s:Rural Life in England|Rural Life in England in s:The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon|The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon
:To this mingling of cultivated and rustic society may also be attributed the rural feeling that runs through British literature.
#A person from a rural area.
1906 â w:Arthur Conan Doyle|Arthur Conan Doyle, s:Sir Nigel|Sir Nigel, Ch IX
:The King looked at the motionless figure, at the little crowd of hushed expectant rustics beyond the bridge, and finally at the face of Chandos, which shone with amusement.
1927-29 â w:Mahatma Gandhi|Mahatma Gandhi, s:An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth|An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth, Part V, The Stain of Indigo, translated 1940 by w:Mahadev Desai|Mahadev Desai
:Thus this ignorant, unsophisticated but resolute agriculturist captured me. So early in 1917, we left Calcutta for Champaran, looking just like fellow rustics.