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 for bumpkin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bumpkin \Bump"kin\, n. [The same word as bumkin, which Cotgrave
     defines thus: "Bumkin, Fr. chicambault, the luffe-block, a
     long and thick piece of wood, whereunto the fore-sayle and
     sprit-sayle are fastened, when a ship goes by the winde."
     Hence, a clumsy man may easily have been compared to such a
     block of wood; cf. OD. boomken a little tree. See Boom a
     An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.
     "Bashful country bumpkins." --W. Irving.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is not very intelligent or interested in
           culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed,
           bumpkin, chawbacon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "bumpkin":
     boor, bucolic, clod, clodhopper, clown, country bumpkin, farmer,
     gawk, gawky, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, looby, lout, lubber, lummox,
     oaf, provincial, rube, rustic, yokel

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