Hillbilly meaning

hĭlbĭlē
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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.

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A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area.
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A person who lives in or comes from the mountains or backwoods of the South, esp. from the Appalachian areas of the South.
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A white person from the rural southern part of the United States.
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Someone who is from the hills; especially from a rural area, with a connotation of a lack of refinement or sophistication.
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Of or characteristic of hillbillies.

Hillbilly music.

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Origin of hillbilly

  • hill Billy a nickname for William

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From hill +‎ Billy

    From Wiktionary