This page is about the slang term redneck
a lower-class white person from a rural background
- We were driving through Alabama when we saw some rednecks riding in the back of a pick-up truck drinking whiskey from a bottle.
- If it wasn't for the redneck vote, the Republicans wouldn't have won the election.
Origin: Originally referred to working-class white people from the southeastern states of the USA. These people often worked outside as farmers or labourers, and they'd often have red necks as a result of sunburn.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey