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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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he cried, letting down the pedal of the washing basin in which he had been sousing his healthy red neck.
Rostov, feeling that he was at the front and in the power of a man toward whom he now admitted that he had been to blame, did not lift his eyes from the colonel's athletic back, his nape covered with light hair, and his red neck.
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Carmen and Gwilym Goldsworthy, of Llwyn Haid Farm near Llantarnam, have had pointto-pointers for more years than they care to remember and the names of some of them - Sporting Polly, Cantavale, Pushalong, Polly Pringle and Red Neck - will be music to the ears of those hunt-racing enthusiasts whose memories go back as long as mine.
In Taif, there are five programs for breeding and resettlement of endangered animals including bustards, red neck ostriches, Arabian Oryx, tigers and hares.
The sheer evil meanness wrought by the people of the hick, red neck, Alabama town would have thwarted the plans of most humans.
Wearing a white shirt, a slim red neck tie and black pants, Hrithik Roshan dances with a horde of other dancers in the 16-second teaser.
The Varna police spokesperson, Kalinka Pencheva, further flared the tensions with the making of the following official comment: "What can I tell you, he is an idiot; a red neck idiot, who has nothing to do and is bored.
As a result, Tony's famous red neck scarf has been given a revamp and now features a far more fashion-forward purple and red animal print, complete with paw print logo.