Definition of hayseed in English:


Line breaks: hay|seed
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪsiːd


  • 1 [mass noun] Grass seed obtained from hay.
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    • 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 one who is simple and unsophisticated: notices of agricultural sales are an irresistible lure for hicks and hayseeds
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    • 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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