Origin of hick
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Eli Lake|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
Miss Hicks smuggled, as she thought, a box of clothes on board, and in the box was her fortune of three hundred dollars.Mr. Midshipman Easy|Captain Frederick Marryat
"You'd better get the comic Blackstone," said Mr. Hicks, gravely.Toppleton's Client|John Kendrick Bangs
You ride for helpget medicinetell Mr. Hicks to send for a doctor at Bullhide, too.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
What had changed the free will of Hicks from a will to work to a will to loaf?Not Guilty|Robert Blatchford
Just then a club thrown struck General Hicks on the head and unhorsed him.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris
- a country person; bumpkin
- (as modifier)hick ideas
Word Origin for hick
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)]