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redneck

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noun red·neck \ˈred-ˌnek\

Simple Definition of redneck

  • : a white person who lives in a small town or in the country especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive

Full Definition of redneck

  1. 1 sometimes disparaging :  a white member of the Southern rural laboring class

  2. 2 often disparaging :  a person whose behavior and opinions are similar to those attributed to rednecks

redneck also red·necked play \-ˌnekt\ adjective

1830

First Known Use of redneck

1830


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