One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unsophisticated person from the country.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Penny Cuts (Trinidad). Probably from country + a variant or alteration of buckie; compare country buckie, which is attested in Scotland in the 19th cent. and may have been brought to Trinidad by Scottish settlers.
country bookie/ˈkʌntri ˌbʊki/
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