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hick

[ hik ]
/ hɪk /
Informal.
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noun

an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube.

adjective

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

hick
/ (hɪk) /

noun

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

Word Origin for hick

C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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