Love this word! There’s just something about the way it rolls off the tongue that puts a smile on your face. Ironically, it’s not a very kind word. It describes someone who is unsophisticated, naÃ¯ve, inexperienced and/or a bit awkward. (Luckily, there’s always room for self-improvement!)
Example: After just a week on the job, the subcontractors on Gillian’s job quit en masse because they were sick of being handled as rubes by the supervisor / general contractor running the construction site.