Complete Definition of "rustic"

was wotd|2006|June|4
English
Etymology
Latin rusticus

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈrʌstɪk/
audio|en-uk-rustic.ogg|Audio (UK)
audio|en-us-rustic.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ʌstɪk|-ʌstɪk

Adjective
rustic

#country-styled or pastoral; rural
#unfinished or roughly finished work
#crude, rough
#:rustic country where the sheep and cattle roamed freely

Translations
trans-top|country-styled
Dutch: landelijk
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trans-bottom

trans-top|unfinished, roughly finished
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|crude, rough
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trans-bottom

Quotations
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1700s=17??|
1800s=1818 1820

late 1700s — 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 — 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 — 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.

Noun
en-noun

#A person from a rural area.

Quotations
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1900s=1906 1927

1906 — 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 — 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.

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Revision and Credits for"rustic"
  • 2007-09-11 20:45 - Versageek - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/70.61.16.161|70.61.16.161]] ([[User_talk:70.61.16.161|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:82.210.116.222|82.210.116.222]]

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