from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rustic; a bumpkin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unsophisticated person.
- n. A person of rural background.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A country bumpkin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rustic or countryman; especially, a country bumpkin.
- n. Same as hickwall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1812, possibly dialectical German Jokel, diminutive of Jakob; alternatively, from dialectal English yokel ("woodpecker"). (Wiktionary)