an awkward, unsophisticated person regarded as typical of rural areas; yokel; hayseed: a contemptuous term
Origin of hickaltered from Richard
of or like a hick or hicks
A person regarded as unsophisticated, gullible, or coarse from having lived in the country: “New Yorkers had a horrid way of making people feel like hicks” ( Louis Auchincloss )
Provincial; unsophisticated: a hick town.
Origin of hickAfter Hick a nickname for Richard from Middle English Hikke
- (pejorative) An awkward, naive, clumsy and/or rude country person.
(third-person singular simple present hicks, present participle hicking, simple past and past participle hicked)
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