hayseed

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hay·seed

 (hā′sēd′)
n.
1. Grass seed shaken out of hay.
2. Pieces of chaff or straw that fall from hay.
3. Informal An unsophisticated person from a rural area; a bumpkin.

hayseed

(ˈheɪˌsiːd)
n
1. (Agriculture) seeds or fragments of grass or straw
2. informal derogatory US and Canadian a yokel

hay•seed

(ˈheɪˌsid)

n.
1. grass seed, esp. that shaken out of hay.
2. small bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of hay.
3. an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel; hick.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hayseed - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culturehayseed - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Translations
heinähattuheinänsiemen

hayseed

[ˈheɪsiːd] N (US) → palurdo/a m/f, paleto/a m/f (Sp)
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I lay and lay, and was doctored and doctored,; until at last I drove the physicians from me, and called in an apothecary from Nicolai who had cured an old woman of a malady similar to my own--cured her merely with a little hayseed.
And then you'll get married and go and live in the rube house, and become a regular hayseed and--' She broke off suddenly, with a catch in her voice.
Matthew took his courage in both hands and replied: "Well now, since you suggest it, I might as well--take--that is--look at--buy some--some hayseed.