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Rube Goldberg US English

Ingeniously or unnecessarily complicated in design or construction

Goldberg, Rube US English

(1883–1970), US cartoonist; full name Reuben Lucius Goldberg. As creator of the comic strip characters Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts (an inventor of complex mechanical devices to achieve simple tasks), Boob McNutt, and Lala Palooza, he satirized American folkways and modern technology