hick

noun
\ ˈhik How to pronounce hick (audio) \

Definition of hick

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an unsophisticated provincial person

hick

adjective

Definition of hick (Entry 2 of 2)

: unsophisticated, provincial a hick town

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Other Words from hick

Noun

hickish \ ˈhi-​kish How to pronounce hick (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hick in a Sentence

Noun We felt like a bunch of hicks when we went to the city for the first time. city dwellers who looked down on their cousins from northern Maine as hicks
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As written by Cain and portrayed by Hoesktra, Reeves is a Texas hick but a quick learner; tense and explosive; profane yet disciplined; disordered but aware of right and wrong. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Next Act Theatre's '9 Circles' puts a soldier and a system on trial for war crimes," 28 Apr. 2021 The images of people gathering on Florida beaches conjure the dynamics of the Florida Man meme, which delights in the broad-brush painting of Floridians as criminally stupid hicks. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Social-Distancing Shamers Are Watching," 11 May 2020 Shakespeare’s airiest souffle does put one in mind of all those half-hours of zaniness that once dominated prime time: clueless hicks living in Beverly Hills and horses that talk and mischievous uncles from Mars. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ as a sitcom? Call it ‘The Bardy Bunch.’," 22 Jan. 2020 Trump can always count on these two Alabama hicks to lick his clown boots. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "Mo Brooks and Bradley Byrne: Trump’s Alabama Bootlicker Boys," 18 Oct. 2019 Played with locked jaw and a terrible haircut by Jared Keeso, the show’s co-creator and writer, Wayne is king of the hicks, a courteous ladykiller in stonewashed jeans. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "“Letterkenny,” a Surreal Canadian Comedy to Rival “Schitt’s Creek”," 7 Aug. 2019 Keeso, the driving force of the series, plays Wayne, the toughest (but also, weirdly, the nicest) guy in Letterkenny, who is a hick and runs a produce stand outside of the family farm, which is basically just a setup for sitting around and talking. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: 'Letterkenny' Is the Canadian Comedy You Didn't Know You Needed," 11 July 2018 Keep hearing about wentz injury recovery but what about Peters and hicks? Zach Berman, Philly.com, "Thoughts on the cancelled White House visit, Carson Wentz's charity softball game, and OTAs | Early Birds," 6 June 2018 Congrats @Cam_I_Am81 -- akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) April 11, 2018 What's next for the Saints receiving corps? Larry Holder, NOLA.com, "Cameron Meredith acquisition offers Saints more NFL Draft flexibility," 11 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective All of California isn’t vegan with wild hair, just like all of Texas isn’t overly crazy conservative, southern or hick accents, riding horses and shooting armadillos. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Here's What Texas Stylists Have to Say About Ted Cruz's "Hair Dye" Comment," 10 Sep. 2018 All of California isn’t vegan with wild hair, just like all of Texas isn’t overly crazy conservative, southern or hick accents, riding horses and shooting armadillos. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Here's What Texas Stylists Have to Say About Ted Cruz's "Hair Dye" Comment," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of hick

Noun

1669, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hick

Noun

Hick, nickname for Richard

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5 May 2021

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“Hick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hick. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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hick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hick

US, informal + disapproving : an uneducated person from a small town or the country

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