red·​neck ˈred-ˌnek How to pronounce redneck (audio)
sometimes disparaging : a white member of the Southern rural laboring class
often disparaging : a person whose behavior and opinions are similar to those attributed to rednecks
redneck adjective
or less commonly rednecked
often disparaging

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of redneck was in 1830

Dictionary Entries Near redneck

Cite this Entry

“Redneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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