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hicksville

[hiks-vil]
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noun Slang.
  1. a backward, provincial place; backwater.

Origin of hicksville

hick + -s3 + -ville, extracted from place names; cf. squaresville

Hicksville

[hiks-vil]
noun
  1. a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.
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Historical Examples

  • Not far away is Hicksville, and to the northward the ancient town of Jericho.

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  • He was waiting for the big daily event in Hicksville, the arrival of the train.

  • With the exception of two persons the chickens were the only creatures that ever waited for the mail in Hicksville.

  • It was no wonder that Joshua Hicks was astonished, for things like this did not happen in Hicksville every day.

  • One might suppose that Hicksville would be just the very place folks would go to, if they were dead.