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Hick   Listen
adjective
hick  adj.  
1.
Rural. Opposite of urban.
2.
Characteristic of rural people, especially those not knowledgeable about matters outside their locality; as, hick ideas; a hick town.
Synonyms: bumpkinly, rustic, unsophisticated.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Hick" Quotes from Famous Books



... house, huntin' fur Miss Lucy's spectacles; but dey wuz good frien's from de start. Marse Chan he use' to kyar Miss Anne's books fur her ev'y day, an' ef de road wuz muddy or she wuz tired, he use' to tote her; an' 'twarn' hardly a day passed dat he didn' kyar her some'n' to school—apples or hick'y nuts, or some'n'. He wouldn' let none o' de chil'en tease her, nudder. Heh! One day, one o' de boys poked he finger at Miss Anne, an' arfter school Marse Chan he axed 'im 'roun' hine de school-house out o' sight, an' ef ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 9 • Various

... corner of Broad and Wall, I'd own the Stock Exchange in a week. Madison and State is another good stand; so's Market and Kearney, or Pioneer Square, down by the totem pole. New York, Chicago, 'Frisco, Seattle, they're all hick towns. For every city guy that's been stung by a bee there's a hundred that still thinks honey comes from a fruit. This rush is just starting, and the bigger it grows the better we'll do. Say, Kid, if you mush over to Tagish with that load of timothy on your spine, ...
— The Winds of Chance • Rex Beach

... young woman who has had every chance in life that hick could give her: silk cradles, gold rattles, rank, wealth, schooling, travelling, swell acquaintances, and anything else she chose to ask for. Even when she is fool enough to want to get married, her luck sticks to her, and she catches Ned, who is a man in a thousand—though ...
— The Irrational Knot - Being the Second Novel of His Nonage • George Bernard Shaw



Words linked to "Hick" :   bumpkin, rustic, chawbacon, bumpkinly, yahoo, hayseed, provincial, rube



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