- The definition of a hillbilly is someone who comes from a remote area with woods, hills or mountains.
An example of a hillbilly is the character Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies TV show.
hillbilly definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. hillbillies
Informal a person who lives in or comes from the mountains or backwoods of the South, specif. Appalachia: sometimes a contemptuous term
Origin: hill plush Billy, diminutive of Bill
Informal of or characteristic of hillbillies: hillbilly music
hillbilly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. hill·bil·lies Informal
A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area.
Origin: hill + Billy, a nickname for William.