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hillbilly

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noun hill·bil·ly \ˈhil-ˌbi-lē\

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

plural hill·bil·lies

  1. :  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>



Origin of hillbilly

1hill + Billy, nickname for William


First Known Use: 1891

Rhymes with hillbilly



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