Share this entry

Share this page

ridge runner

Syllabification: ridge run·ner

Definition of ridge runner in English:

noun

US informal
A mountain farmer of the southern US states.
Example sentences
  • In between are similar terms with greater regional specificity: ‘cracker’ in Georgia and Florida; ‘linthead’ in the Carolinas; ‘okie’ in the West; ‘hillbilly’ or ‘ridge runner’ in West Virginia and the Midwest’.

Definition of ridge runner in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…