American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rustic; a bumpkin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rustic or countryman; especially, a country bumpkin.
- n. Same as hickwall.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving A country bumpkin.
- n. a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
- 1812, possibly dialectical German Jokel, diminutive of Jakob; alternatively, from dialectal English yokel ("woodpecker"). (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“‘And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?’ said Mr. Losberne, with a smile.”
“-- A San Diego talk-show yokel is offering $1,000 to anyone who will out a NAMBLA member.”
“And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?' said Mr. Losberne, with a smile.”
“And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?" said Mr. Losberne, with a smile.”
“The yokel was a year or two older, was taller, and stones heavier.”
“This leads Don to discuss his father's unfortunate death by horse, his Uncle Mac, and the idea that he is a "yokel" who can tall rats from mice because of his days on the farm.”
“Hick Day! lol Everyone has to come dressed like a country yokel which is ironic because it's a country kind of town so we generally have a lot of people dressing like farmers already.”
“Now "yokel" stung, for Barnabas remembered his blunt-toed boots, therefore he smiled with lips suddenly grim, and his politeness grew almost aggressive.”
“Timothy is a stolid, unemotional kind of yokel, and, once having ascertained that the object was a woman's body in a blue dress with white facings, he quietly stooped and tried to lift it out of the mud.”
“what happens in Vegas, does not stay in Vegas', and we should all be embarrased. what kind of yokel does that? if she would have fallen off the bar from a spilled drink you wouldn't think twice about suing them, so they SHOULD tell you to get the hell out.”
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Words that end like pickle. Listed here because they're funny (because they end like pickle).
A fanfare for the Common Man. Words for rustics, yokels, and woolhats of all sorts.
Words that I come across, and go blank, or want to clarify.
Nowhere else to put these yet.
An uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Nouns to denote types of people and their natures. Should be able to sum up a person in that one word.
...but way smarter than asphalt ;)
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