Hayseed definition

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(informal) An unsophisticated person from a rural area; a bumpkin.
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(slang, former) An awkward, unsophisticated person regarded as typical of rural areas; yokel.
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Grass seed shaken out of hay.
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Pieces of chaff or straw that fall from hay.
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Grass seed shaken from mown hay.
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Bits of chaff and straw from hay.
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Seeds from grass that has become hay.
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Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
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(only countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin. [Also used attributively: e.g. a hayseed name.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hayseed
Plural:
hayseeds

Origin of hayseed