noun \ˈhil-ˌbi-lē\

: 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.

plural hill·bil·lies

Full Definition of HILLBILLY

:  a person from a backwoods area

Examples of HILLBILLY

  1. Other kids called her a hillbilly because of her accent and her simple clothes.
  2. <in the skit, he was a shy hillbilly in love with a city girl>


1hill + Billy, nickname for William
First Known Use: 1891

Rhymes with HILLBILLY


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