from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who is from the hills; especially from a rural area, with a connotation of a lack of refinement or sophistication.
- n. A white person from the rural southern part of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
In a party that worships the likes of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman, and speaks with the voices of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, this hillbilly is actually part of the “mainstream”.
This vapid, vacuous, uneducated, Alaska hillbilly is an international laughingstock.
I also think you are right to distinguish between redneck and what I call hillbilly culture in southern whites.
They were what they call hillbilly music, sometimes, or dance music?
Stuart began offering what he called hillbilly rock,'' an amalgam of energized honky-tonk and rock 'n' roll that he rode well into the '90s.
I am from East Tennessee originally and "hillbilly" is okay to use.
The Political Correctness Congress has just issued an edict that henceforth the term hillbilly is banned, to be replaced by Appalachian American. "
April 15th, 2010 2: 59 pm ET to djb: 'white trash hillbilly' is actually a racial slur.
That wild Alaska hillbilly is jibbering on good lord.
I am someone assured -- but still not certain -- that hillbilly is politically correct.
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