Hicks

[ hiks ]
/ hɪks /

noun

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.

Definition for hicks (2 of 2)

hick

[ hik ]
/ hɪk /
Informal.

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.

Origin of hick

1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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British Dictionary definitions for hicks

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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