Redneck definition

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(slang) The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.
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(slang, pejorative) An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor caucasian person, typically used to describe residents (of any gender) of the rural Southern US.
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Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.
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The definition of a redneck is slang and a derogatory term for a poor white person, often who lives in the rural Southern United States and who often has conservative or bigoted attitudes.

An example of a redneck is a poor, uneducated white person in the South who engages in prejudiced behavior.

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A person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.
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(slang) A poor, white, rural Southerner, often, specif., one regarded as ignorant, bigoted, violent, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
redneck
Plural:
rednecks

Origin of redneck

  • Compound of red +"Ž neck

    From Wiktionary