- a backward, provincial place; backwater.
Origin of hicksville
- a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.
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Examples from the Web for hicksville
Not far away is Hicksville, and to the northward the ancient town of Jericho.America, Volume III (of 6)
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.