red·​neck | \ ˈred-ˌnek How to pronounce redneck (audio) \

Definition of redneck

1 sometimes disparaging : a white member of the Southern rural laboring class
2 often disparaging : a person whose behavior and opinions are similar to those attributed to rednecks

Other Words from redneck

redneck or less commonly rednecked \ ˈred-​ˌnekt How to pronounce redneck (audio) \ adjective, often disparaging

First Known Use of redneck

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Redneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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