[ hik ]
/ hɪk /
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an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube.
pertaining to or characteristic of hicks: hick ideas.
located in a rural or culturally unsophisticated area: a hick town.
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Origin of hick
1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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British Dictionary definitions for hick
/ (hɪk) /
- a country person; bumpkin
- (as modifier)hick ideas
Word Origin for hick
C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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