hillbilly

noun hill·bil·ly \ ˈhil-ˌbi-lē \

Definition of hillbilly

plural hillbillies
often disparaging + offensive
: a person from a backwoods area

Examples of hillbilly in a Sentence

  1. Other kids called her a hillbilly because of her accent and her simple clothes.

  2. in the skit, he was a shy hillbilly in love with a city girl

Origin and Etymology of hillbilly

1hill + Billy, nickname for William

First Known Use: 1881

in the meaning defined above


HILLBILLY Defined for English Language Learners

hillbilly

Definition of hillbilly for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

hillbilly

noun hill·bil·ly \ ˈhil-ˌbi-lē \

Definition of hillbilly for Students

plural hillbillies
: a person from a backwoods area


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