Definition of hick in English:

hick

Syllabification: hick

noun

informal , chiefly North American
  • A person who lives in the country, regarded as being unintelligent or provincial: wondering what a hick from the sticks was doing there [as modifier]: a hick town
    More example sentences
    • Breaking down into helpless giggles at his dramatization of a country hick's accent, it took me a while before I was capable of answering him.
    • She set about getting rid of the dresses and her hick accent and her love of cowboy songs.
    • Around 20,000 people turned up before sunrise in a hick town in the middle of nowhere to see the spectacle.
    Synonyms
    bumpkin, country bumpkin, yokel, rustic, country dweller, peasant, provincial, country cousin
    informal hillbilly, hayseed, rube, apple knocker

Origin

mid 16th century: nickname for the given name Richard.

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