Definition of redneck in English:

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redneck

Pronunciation: /ˈredˌnek/

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
provincial, yokel;
conservative, reactionary
informal yahoo, hick, hayseed

Derivatives

rednecked

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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: red·neck

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