Definition of hick
: an unsophisticated provincial person
hickishplay \ˈhi-kish\ adjective
Examples of hick in a Sentence
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 of hick from the Web
Hicks ended up at third with his first triple of the season.
The news portrays anybody who supports Jacob or us as being these hicks. ...
The governor of Tennessee could not come off as more of a gutless, spineless, hapless, dim-witted hick, by the way.
A new name came with the move, but young Chuck Heston always thought of himself as a hick kid.
Hicks is heard starting to cry in the background as the white woman continues on her racist rant.
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Origin and Etymology of hick
Hick, nickname for Richard
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First Known Use of hick
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Definition of hick for English Language Learners
: an uneducated person from a small town or the country
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