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yokel

Saltos de línea: yokel
Pronunciación: /ˈjəʊk(ə)l
 
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Definición de yokel en inglés:

sustantivo

An uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Sinónimos
bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, son/daughter of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian;
Frenchpaysan;
Spanishcampesino;
Russianmuzhik, kulak;
Egyptian fellah;
Indian ryot
informal clod, clodhopper, yahoo, yob, yobbo
Irish informal culchie, bogman
North American informal hayseed, hillbilly, hick, rube, schlub
Australian informal bushy
archaic carl, churl, hind, kern
rare bucolic

Origen

early 19th century: perhaps figuratively from dialect yokel 'green woodpecker'.

Words that rhyme with yokel

bifocal, focal, local, univocal, varifocal, vocal

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