American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Grass seed shaken out of hay.
- n. Pieces of chaff or straw that fall from hay.
- n. Slang A bumpkin; a yokel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Grass-seed.
- n. The redseed, brit, etc., upon which mackerel, menhaden, and other fish largely feed.
- n. A countryman; austic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a rural, unsophisticated person; also used in an extended sense for one who is not very intelligent or uninterested in culture.
- n. Seed from grass, especially that which falls out of hay.
- n. a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
- hay + seed (Wiktionary)
“That was Bubba's darlin 'wife implying that he is some kind of hayseed needing a "gondola" registration.”
“We now see the reason which prompted Evelyn Verne in associating the young lawyer with "hayseed '" It is only shallow sordid natures as hers can indulge in such meanness, but thank heaven the venom has only a momentary sting, a resting place in proportion to the superficial source whence it springs.”
“I jokingly called Salome a "hayseed" when she emerged from her shelter, for her brown hair was sprinkled with wisps of straw.”
“The stranger often took him for a "hayseed," but on further acquaintance opened his mouth in astonishment, for Soc.”
“Obvioulsy some hayseed like you spends little time in big cities, .. where all nationalities are spoofed.”
“This means that some hayseed can put an arrow into anything with a crossbow – which can be a very painful death, if you don't know WHERE to shoot.”
“We'd originally written the Troy character as more of a hayseed, typical jock type.”
“He arrived in the City of Light in 1844, a hayseed who instantly awed the sophisticates.”
“Here's a big rube comin 'along, hayseed stickin' out all over, hands like hams an 'feet like Mississippi gunboats.”
“Henry Skrimshander is a skinny 17-year-old hayseed who can't get around on a high fastball, but he is a Roy Hobbsian natural with the glove.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hayseed’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
A fanfare for the Common Man. Words for rustics, yokels, and woolhats of all sorts.
Words for things both tangible and nonanthropic
words that are mostly fun to say or just lovely
...but way smarter than asphalt ;)
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