Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person regarded as unsophisticated, gullible, or coarse from having lived in the country.
  • adjective Provincial; unsophisticated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To hop; spring.
  • See hic.
  • noun A countryman: used like hodge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture; a hayseed.
  • adjective rural. Opposite of urban.
  • adjective characteristic of rural people, especially those not knowledgeable about matters outside their locality.

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  • verb to hiccup
  • noun pejorative An awkward, naive, clumsy and/or rude country person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
  • adjective awkwardly simple and provincial

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Hick, a nickname for Richard, from Middle English Hikke.]

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Onomatopoeia.

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from Hick, like Rick and Dick short for Richard. compare hillbilly

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