from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.
- n. Offensive Slang A white person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uncouth countryman: as, the hill-billies come from the hills, and the rednecks from the swamps. The expression rednecked hill-billy also occurs.
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- n. a poor White person in the southern United States
Compound of red + neck (Wiktionary)