Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Caroline Tran calendar 2021-02-27 08:02

Meaning of Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck

Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck negative spoken language

Used to describe someone who is naive, gullible, inexperienced, easily fooled, ignorant, unsophisticated, etc.
 

A cup of coffee for $50? Do you think I just fell off the turnip truck?

He is so weird, he acts like he just fell off the turnip truck.

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A person who is low-witted or stupid

Grammar and Usage of Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck

Verb Forms

  • fall off the turnip truck
  • falls off the turnip truck
  • fell off the turnip truck
  • to fall off the turnip truck

It is most often used in the past tense and preceded by ‘just’.

More examples:

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Origin of Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck

A country man has hitched a ride to town on a farmer’s turnip truck .
​​​​​(Image Source: Flickr)

 

This idiom was used since at least the 1970’s and people have suggested many plausible origins for it. One of the origins was the idea of a country man who has hitched a ride to town on a farmer’s turnip truck.

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