: 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
Related to HILLBILLY
- bumpkin, chawbacon, churl, clodhopper, cornball, countryman, hayseed, hick, provincial, rube, rustic, yokel
- cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate
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