an unsophisticated person from a rural area; hick.
a male given name, form of Reuben.
Arthur Joseph, 1908–90, U.S. jurist, statesman, and diplomat: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–65; ambassador to the U.N. 1965–68.
Reuben Lucius (“Rube”) 1883–1970, U.S. cartoonist, whose work often depicts deviously complex and impractical inventions.
(US & Canadian, slang) an unsophisticated countryman
noun 1. a medieval fiddle similar to the rebec.
rubedo ru·be·do (rōō-bē’dō) n. A temporary redness of the skin.
adjective 1. causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application. noun 2. Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster. rubefacient ru·be·fa·cient (rōō’bə-fā’shənt) adj. Producing redness, as of the skin. n. A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness. ru’be·fac’tion (-fāk’shən) n.
noun 1. the act or process of making red, especially with a rubefacient. 2. redness of the skin caused by a rubefacient.