Definition of rufus in English:

rufus

noun

  • 1Informal (A nickname for) a red-haired person, especially a man.

  • 2US slang. An unsophisticated person from the country, a yokel, a bumpkin. Compare "rube"rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Ultimately from classical Latin rūfus red, red-haired, a frequent Roman cognomen.

Pronunciation

rufus

/ˈruːfəs/