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American English offensive!
This page is about the slang term hick.

Meaning: a rural person regarded as uneducated and mentally slow (n.) | provincial or rural (adj.)

For example:

  • Billy Bob's hick relatives are here from their farm in the mountains. They came in their pick-up truck with their dogs and their guns.

  • When our car broke down, we were stuck in this hick town in the middle of nowhere for days. It was weird!

Note: This is often regarded as an offensive term, so you need to be careful when using it.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Jimmy sounds like a typical hick from

a. a backwoods farming community

b. a black neighbourhood in a big city

c. a wealthy, exclusive suburb

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Contributor: Matt Errey