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What is Rustic?

By definition, rustic is an adjective used for things related to the countryside. In the wedding industry, “Rustic” is being applied to weddings that pay tribute to the great outdoors either through an outdoor venue or by incorporating tons of natural or nature-inspired elements.

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people. See Synonyms at rural.
  • adj. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated.
  • adj. Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood: rustic furniture.
  • adj. Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
  • n. A rural person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. country-styled or pastoral; rural
  • adj. unfinished or roughly finished work
  • adj. crude, rough

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the country; rural.
  • adj. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.
  • n. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the country or to country people; characteristic of rural life; hence, plain; homely; inartificial; countrified: as, rustic fare; rustic garb.
  • Living in the country; rural, as opposed to town-bred; hence, unsophisticated; artless; simple; sometimes in a depreciatory sense, rude; awkward; boorish.
  • Made of rustic work, especially in wood. See rustic work, below.
  • In anc. Latin manuscript, noting letters of one of the two oldest forms, the other being the square.
  • In woodwork, summer-houses, garden furniture, etc., made from rough limbs and roots of trees arranged in fanciful forms.
  • Synonyms and Pastoral, Bucolic, etc. See rural.
  • Countrified.
  • n. One who lives in the country; a countryman; a peasant.
  • n. Rustic work.
  • n. In ceramics, a ground picked with a sharp point so as to have the surface roughened with hollows having sharp edges, sometimes waved, as if imitating slag.
  • n. In entomology, a noctuid or rustic moth: as, the northern rustic, Agrotis lucernea; the unarmed rustic, A. inermis.
  • Noting a peculiar form or style of lumber with lapping edges, much used in place of clapboards for covering the exteriors of buildings and also used to some extent as a material for the ceilings and interior walls of frame houses. The commonest form consists of a board, usually about six inches in width, which is finished with a beveled edge so constructed as to lap over the lower edge of the board just above. The lower edge is finished with a bevel also, beyond which projects a short tongue, over which the upper bevel of the next lower board is to lap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of the fields or country
  • adj. characteristic of rural life

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English rustik, from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs, country.

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From Latin rūsticus.
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