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n. Offensive Slang
1. Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.
2. A person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.


1. (in the southwestern US) a poor uneducated White farm worker
2. a person or institution that is extremely reactionary
reactionary and bigoted: redneck laws.


or red′-neck`,

n., adj.
usage: All the senses of this term are usually used with disparaging intent, implying negative stereotypical traits such as ignorance and bigotry.

Informal: Usually Disparaging. n.
1. (a term used to refer to an uneducated white farm laborer, esp. from the South.)
2. (a term used to refer to a bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class.)
3. Also, red′-necked`. narrow, prejudiced, or reactionary.
[1820–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redneck - a poor White person in the southern United Statesredneck - a poor White person in the southern United States
rustic - an unsophisticated country person


[ˈrednek] N (US) → campesino m blanco de los estados del Sur


[ˈrɛdnɛk] n (pejorative) (mainly US)plouc m
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I certainly got very close to it and could clearly see the red neck markings".
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He was obviously preoccupied, and his coarse, red neck was bent as if with the physical pressure of such an unaccustomed thing as thought.