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yokel

noun yo·kel \ˈyō-kəl\

—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

:  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

noun yo·kel \ˈyō-kəl\

Definition of YOKEL for Kids

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

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