Simple Definition of hillbilly
: a person who lives in the country far away from cities and who is often regarded as someone who lacks education, who is stupid, etc.
Full Definition of hillbilly
: a person from a backwoods area
Examples of hillbilly
Other kids called her a hillbilly because of her accent and her simple clothes.
<in the skit, he was a shy hillbilly in love with a city girl>
Origin of hillbilly
1hill + Billy, nickname for William
First Known Use: 1891
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