An awkward heavy nation fellow a clown a country lout
- an individual who is not too smart or thinking about culture
- An awkward, hefty country fellow; a clown; a country lout.
"awkward country other," 1560s, most likely from Middle Dutch bommekijn "little barrel," diminutive of increase "tree" (see beam (n.)). Evidently, though itself Dutch, it began as a derogatory mention of Dutch folks as brief and dumpy.
(letter.) An awkward, heavy nation fellow; a clown; a country lout.
No agitation for the development of national defences, no beating of drums to awaken the military spirit, no anti-foreign clamour or invasion panic, no parading of uniforms and futile clash of arms, are necessary to entice the groundling and the bumpkin into the service.