A native or inhabitant of a particular locale, as in She's only gone out with local yokels, so she's not used to more sophisticated men. This disparaging rhyming term was first used by troops stationed away from home. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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The young men were at one point, according to eyewitnesses, apprehended by local police officers.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lennon casually told some DC friends about it and found there was local interest in establishing Dinner Parties.
The U.S. campaign against ISIS leans on two pillars: conducting airstrikes, and beefing up local forces.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A flightless, juvenal female was obtained by local boys at Pisté on July 21.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
On his arrival at the local railway station he was met by his lordship in person.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His sister, who became Countess in her own right, was married to a local manufacturer, William Humphrys.
This of course must be laid to the credit of the local supporters of "the noble art of self-defence," the Brummagem bruisers.
No more admirable illustration can be found of the truth that the essence of defence lies in a vigorous local offence.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison