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redneck

Syllabification: red·neck
Pronunciation: /ˈredˌnek
 
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Definition of redneck in English:

noun

North American informal , derogatory
A working-class white person, especially a politically reactionary one from a rural area: rednecks in the high, cheap seats stomped their feet and hooted [as modifier]: a place of redneck biases
More example sentences
  • It is hard not to have a sneaking admiration for someone who can enrage southern rednecks as easily as he can rile a group of feminist college students.
  • In the first example, he's parodying southern rednecks.
  • White trash rednecks from backward places such as Texas are an even easier target over there.
Synonyms
conservative, reactionary
informal yahoo, hick, hayseed

Origin

from the back of the neck being sunburned from outdoor work.

Derivatives

rednecked

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Why should the people of New Zealand be forced to accept my possibly right-wing, biased, rednecked, conservative, out-of-this-world, and off-this-planet view on this issue?
  • In their cartoon version of the world we have to choose between the ignorant rednecked conservatism of Bush's America and the civilized social democracies of Europe.
  • The film is obviously designed to appeal to the egos of rednecked, less intelligent males - anyone else would probably be unbearably bored.

Words that rhyme with redneck

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