- Edward,1780–1849, U.S. painter.
- Granville,1902–82, U.S. writer, educator, and editor.
- Sir John Richard,1904–1989, British economist: Nobel Prize 1972.
- 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.
Origin of hick
Related Words for hicksrube, clodhopper, bumpkin, boor, farmer, hillbilly, hayseed, redneck, yokel, rural, cornfed
Examples from the Web for hicks
Contemporary Examples of hicks
Traffic is still dense along Hicks Street but no one rushes him.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen
Maurice Emerson Decaul
September 12, 2013
In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Hicks said he was given a desk job that is the equivalent of being “put in closet.”Up to Speed: 5 Things You Need to Know About Benghazi
September 11, 2013
Hicks said he believed simply scrambling those jets would have scared off the attackers in the second wave.
In often-dramatic testimony, Hicks provided new details of the attack in the evening of Benghazi.
“People in Benghazi had been fighting all night,” Hicks said.
Historical Examples of hicks
"I go for stoppum Hicks' ranch," said Good Indian, without any attempt at equivocation.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
She asked me whether I did not know that Hicks was a Nonconformist.
But when he mentioned that Hicks had a companion, she desired to know his name.
The corpulent and swarthy Hicks stood dejectedly before her.
And when Hicks and Nelthorp came, did she not discourse with them about the battle and the army?
- a country person; bumpkin
- (as modifier)hick ideas
Word Origin for hick
Word Origin and History for hicks
late 14c. as a pet form of masc. proper name Richard. Meaning "awkward provincial person" was established by 1700 (cf. rube); earlier it was the characteristic name of a hosteler, hackneyman, etc. (late 14c.), perhaps via alliteration. The adjective is recorded by 1914.
A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be. [attributed to U.S. humorist Robert Quillen (1887-1948)]