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hick

[ hik ]

noun

  1. an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube.


adjective

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of hicks:

    hick ideas.

  2. located in a rural or culturally unsophisticated area:

    a hick town.

hick

/ hɪk /

noun

  1. informal.
    1. a country person; bumpkin
    2. ( as modifier )

      hick ideas



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Word History and Origins

Origin of hick1

1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hick1

C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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Example Sentences

What were your sources for that voice—or voices, because Lincoln is sometimes hick, sometimes Cicero?

Now—I like this seriatim thing—as to the business of Sarah Palin “being some sort of trailer trash hick.”

When two of the tellers and the bank officers went home to eat the way they did in those hick burgs.

Hes something of a hick, you know, and especially in regard to this Sherry and midnight cabaret stuff.

Some experiments by John Hick give for the friction of these leathers the following formula.

Tell Mr. Hick to call up the police, let them know we have found the missing boy and have them send out a doctor.

Is a son of Hick-a-poo or Kick-a-poo, formerly a prominent chief of the tribe.

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