hillbilly

noun
hill·​bil·​ly | \ ˈhil-ˌbi-lē How to pronounce hillbilly (audio) \
plural hillbillies

Definition of hillbilly

often disparaging + offensive
: a person from a backwoods area

Examples of hillbilly in a Sentence

Other kids called her a hillbilly because of her accent and her simple clothes. in the skit, he was a shy hillbilly in love with a city girl

First Known Use of hillbilly

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hillbilly

hill entry 1 + Billy, nickname for William

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The first known use of hillbilly was in 1881

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“Hillbilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillbilly. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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hillbilly

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English Language Learners Definition of hillbilly

US, usually disapproving : a person who lives in the country far away from cities and who is often regarded as someone who lacks education, who is stupid, etc.

hillbilly

noun
hill·​bil·​ly | \ ˈhil-ˌbi-lē How to pronounce hillbilly (audio) \
plural hillbillies

Kids Definition of hillbilly

: a person from a backwoods area

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