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hayseed

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noun hay·seed \ˈhā-ˌsēd\

Definition of hayseed

plural hayseed or hayseeds

  1. 1 a :  seed shattered from hay b :  clinging bits of straw or chaff from hay

  2. 2 plural hayseeds :  bumpkin, yokel



Examples of hayseed

  1. <though educated and sophisticated, the country singer always put on the facade of an amiable hayseed when in public>



1577

First Known Use of hayseed

1577

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