Origin of yokel
Examples from the Web for yokel
The yokel came on in all the pride of his beefy strength, for ha knew that he was going to finish the "swell" this round.Acton's Feud|Frederick Swainson
Dressed in his gardener's green smock he went through the town, whistling happily as any yokel.Kisington Town|Abbie Farwell Brown
He wore a yokel's smock much too big for him, and yet not big enough to hide his bespurred riding-boots.
The yokel who had gaped at me, had been cheated by his companion, and was accordingly resentful.
Then, bending swiftly as a swallow dips in its flight over the meadows, she whispered emphatically in my ears, "Yokel it no more!"
British Dictionary definitions for yokel
Word Origin for yokel
Word Origin and History for yokel
1812, perhaps from dialectal German Jokel, disparaging name for a farmer, originally diminutive of Jakob. Or perhaps from English yokel, dialectal name for "woodpecker."