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Origin of yokel
OTHER WORDS FROM yokelyo·kel·ish, adjective
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How to use yokel in a sentence
Yet Mike Huckabee, an authentic by-his-bootstraps populist, was dismissed by the party's actual elite as a country yokel.
Hesitatingly, and like a clumsy yokel, I blurted: I have been wondering whether you cared for the performance I gave?The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
How can she have cared a hang for Ned, if she's ready to go and marry a yokel, for the sake of a home and respectability?Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
Some yokel writes in the village paper, as Henley had written before, "James's stuff was not worth doing."Instigations|Ezra Pound
The yokel if he feels inclined for a sleep lies down and takes it just as the dumb creatures do.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
For among the mud-larks he recognises one who, early in the day, offered insult to himself, calling him a “country yokel.”The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid