They can stand right up here and tell me to my face that I'm a galoot and a liar and a hick!
It's a long walk to Mr. hick's place, but I guess you won't be afraid.
Just like that Venusian hick to be ready to sacrifice himself to get a Solar Medal!
And a hick chicken don't have it any too soft in New York at the best of it.
Chestnut and hick'ry wood made de bes' fires and dere was allus plenty of good kindlin' to git 'em started.
They took him for a hick, just because his clothes were new.
I guess they must have thought Bert was champion of some hick village before they consulted us.
If you don't, I'll go out to-morrow and tell everybody in this hick town.
So I retch me a fine bunch of hick'ries I done prepared for dat 'casion.
Dey git oak and ash and hick'ry wood and mek a fire under it and smoke it.
late 14c. as a pet form of masc. proper name Richard. Meaning "awkward provincial person" was established by 1700 (cf. rube); earlier it was the characteristic name of a hosteler, hackneyman, etc. (late 14c.), perhaps via alliteration. The adjective is recorded by 1914.
A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be. [attributed to U.S. humorist Robert Quillen (1887-1948)]
: wasn't bad looking in a hick way/ that hick chief of police
[1565+; fr a nickname of Richard, thought of as a country name, as Reuben is the base of ''rube'']