rustic ADJECTIVE 1) of or characteristic of life in the country. 2) having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside. 3) (of furniture) made of rough branches or timber.
NOUN often derogatory an unsophisticated country person.
DERIVATIVES rustically adverb rusticity noun.
ORIGIN Latin rusticus, from rus 'the country' .

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