Definition of yokel in English:
An uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.
- She confirmed my suspicions of country folk being idiotic yokels as correct.
- People like you preach tolerance and openmindedness all the time but when it comes to middle America you think we're all evil and stupid country yokels who need your political alignment.
- Well, guess what kids, if the beef industry goes, it's not just going to be the country yokels that are out of a job.
bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, son/daughter of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian;
informal clod, clodhopper, yahoo, yob, yobbo
Australian informal bushy
early 19th century: perhaps figuratively from dialect yokel 'green woodpecker'.
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