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hick

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noun \ˈhik\

Simple Definition of hick

  • : an uneducated person from a small town or the country

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hick

  1. :  an unsophisticated provincial person

hickish

play \ˈhi-kish\ adjective

Examples of hick in a sentence

  1. We felt like a bunch of hicks when we went to the city for the first time.

  2. <city dwellers who looked down on their cousins from northern Maine as hicks>



Origin and Etymology of hick

Hick, nickname for Richard


First Known Use: 1669


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hick

adjective

Definition of hick

  1. :  unsophisticated, provincial <a hick town>



1913

First Known Use of hick

1913


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