How to Pronounce rubes?

Correct pronunciation for the word "rubes" is [ɹˈuːbz], [ɹˈuːbz], [ɹ_ˈuː_b_z].

"Rubes" in context

Rubes are a type of humor usually based in simple fundamental mischief, usually involving physical gags. The most classic defining feature of a rube is their lack of social grace and awareness, usually resulting in amusing situations when interacting with others. Popularized in the 1940s and 50s, the rube has been personified on screen by the likes of Peewee Herman and Red Skelton, to the Three Stooges, and many other actors and comedians.

Rube gags have countless incarnations, but typically involve the rube clearly misunderstanding a situation or a group of people.

Usage over time for rubes:

This graph shows how "rubes" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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