Definition of hick in English:

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hick

Pronunciation: /hɪk/

noun

informal, chiefly North American
A person who lives in the country, regarded as being unintelligent or parochial: [as modifier]: she puts on a hick accent
More example sentences
  • Breaking down into helpless giggles at his dramatization of a country hick's accent, it took me a while before I was capable of answering him.
  • She set about getting rid of the dresses and her hick accent and her love of cowboy songs.
  • Around 20,000 people turned up before sunrise in a hick town in the middle of nowhere to see the spectacle.

Origin

Mid 16th century: pet form of the given name Richard.

Words that rhyme with hick

artic, brick, chick, click, crick, flick, hand-pick, hic, kick, lick, mick, miskick, nick, pic, pick, quick, rick, shtick, sic, sick, slick, snick, stick, thick, tic, tick, trick, Vic, wick

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