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yokel

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noun yo·kel \ˈyō-kəl\

Simple Definition of yokel

  • —used as an insulting word for a person who lives in a small town or in the country far away from cities and is regarded as stupid

Full Definition of yokel

  1. :  a naive or gullible inhabitant of a rural area or small town

Examples of yokel

  1. <a lame comedy about the misadventures of yokels in the big city>



Origin of yokel

perhaps from English dialect yokel green woodpecker, of imitative origin


First Known Use: circa 1812

Rhymes with yokel


YOKEL Defined for Kids

yokel

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noun yo·kel \ˈyō-kəl\

Definition of yokel

  1. :  a person from a small town or the country who has little education or experience





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