A person who unnecessarily complicates matters. An homage to Rube Goldberg, an early 20th century cartoonist who satirized such tendencies.
Man 1: Hey, how do I get to the Citgo?
Man 2: Yeah, well. See those trees down there? Take a left after the trees, then go past the brick buildings for about half-a-mile and take your next right. Once you hit a stop light, get in the left lane and turn left. The road will kind of veer right and then you'll see a church and after that you'll see the Citgo, on the right.
Man 1: So... Left, right, left, right?
Man 2: Uhh, yeah.
Man 1: Thanks. (Underbreath: F*ckin' Rube.)
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Hick, redneck, 'an unsophisticated countryman' in Canadian and US slang
'hey, rube!' - Hunter Thompsons ESPN column
by Biggus Willus January 06, 2003

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An unsophisticated hick or bumpkin.
What sort of country-fried rube writes this slop?
by ...hellno February 19, 2004

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Idoit, mark, stupid, person who is easily fooled, target of con or scam
So who is the rube for our new scam?
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A person who is square.
The rubes dont get it, but we do.
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A derogatory term for a southerner; a redneck; white trash
"You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition's given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling? And that accent you've tried so desperately to shed: pure West Virginia. What is your father, dear? Is he a coal miner? Does he stink of the lamp?"
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A term used by used by carnies to describe an disgruntled outsider (usually a small town local) who is no longer fooled and has realized he is being scammed by a rigged game.
"I think this Rube is wise to us."
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Any Oakland Raider fan.
The rube slammed his fist into the wall of his trailer as the Chiefs once again defeated the Chokeland Faders
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