Definition of hayseed in English:

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hayseed

Pronunciation: /ˈhāsēd/

noun

1Grass seed obtained from hay.
Example sentences
  • I had hayseed in my hair, and I think Rock had a little in his hair, too.
2 informal, chiefly North American A person from the country, especially a simple, unsophisticated one.
Example sentences
  • This confederation of hayseeds took control of North Dakota after World War I.
  • TV has yet to yield a Canadian urban aesthetic that broadly appeals to all us former hayseeds who are drawn to urban hubs.
  • The Savage family consists of a bunch of stubborn hayseeds that get real angry when crossed.

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Syllabification: hay·seed

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