The takeaway from Buckwild could be the strong bond of youthful friendship—a hillbilly version of us against the world.
In rural Appalachia, the drug is sometimes referred to as “hillbilly heroin.”
A manservant can become an accounts man, a hillbilly a blue-blooded Manhattan prince.
Jeff, who knew that it's as easy to trade a hillbilly out of his hand as to separate him from his rifle, continued to work calmly.
Obviously a hillbilly, he carried a carbine as though it were a part of him.
Why should he assume a hillbilly family from way out in Oregon was any different?
We got a whole platoon to shoot out and I want to see that hillbilly do the same thing in the standing position.
The radio in the car was yangling with hillbilly songs, the only thing you can pick up in Ohio, but I didn't care.
Nobody had any money except the hillbilly and he went home for the three days and really lived it up.
"southern Appalachian U.S. resident," by 1892, from hill + masc. proper name Billy/Billie.
Then again, I do not think It will do so well. I would hate to see some old railroad man come here and take my job, and then, I don t think It is right to hire some Hill Billy and give him the same right as I just because he was hired the same time I was. ["The Railroad Trainmen's Journal," vol. IX, July 1892]In reference to a type of folk music, first attested 1924.
In short, a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammelled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires of his revolver as the fancy takes him. ["New York Journal," April 23, 1900]