hick

noun
\ ˈhik \

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 \ 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

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 His style is more rooted in George Jones than the bro-country and hick-hop claptrap that until recently dominated the airwaves. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Clint Black, Dashboard Confessional turn Also Playing into a history lesson," 26 Mar. 2018 Jack Quaid and Brian Gleeson play Joe’s brothers, some real hick-types whom the Logans need for various heavy lifting. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Logan Lucky Review: A Southern-Fried Ocean’s Eleven That Goes Down Easy," 26 July 2017 Brilliant and often hilarious underneath his hick persona, this North Carolinian continues to distill rock-and-roll down to its joyous essence. Nick Cristiano, Philly.com, "Best country and roots albums of 2017: Chris Stapleton, Gregg Allman and more," 7 Dec. 2017 How dare those Texas hicks reject the political controls over building that zoning laws represent. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Texas, Thou Hast Sinned," 31 Aug. 2017 Surely the organization is shocked to learn the dumb hicks in the hunting public even HAVE computers. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "PETA anti-hunting Facebook campaign backfires," 24 Aug. 2017

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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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The first known use of hick was in 1669

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hick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hick

: an uneducated person from a small town or the country

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