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yo·kel

 (yō′kəl) Informal
n.
A rustic; a bumpkin.

[Perhaps from German dialectal Jokel, Jockel, bumpkin (from diminutive of the name Jakob, German equivalent of English James Jacob) or from English dialectal yuckle, European green woodpecker (Picus viridis), probably a variant of English hickwall (from Middle English hyghwhele, probably from an imitation of its high-pitched call ).]
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yokel

(ˈjəʊkəl)
n
(Sociology) derogatory (used chiefly by townspeople) a person who lives in the country, esp one who appears to be simple and old-fashioned
[C19: perhaps from dialect yokel green woodpecker, yellowhammer]
ˈyokelish adj
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yo•kel

(ˈyoʊ kəl)

n.
a rustic; country bumpkin.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in cultureyokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
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yokel

noun peasant, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rustic, countryman, hillbilly, boor, country cousin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), bushie or bushy (Austral. & N.Z. informal), clodhopper (informal), (country) bumpkin a local yokel
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yokel

noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
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Translations
junttimaalaistollo
falusiparaszt
hufter

yokel

[ˈjəʊkəl] Npalurdo/a m/f, pueblerino/a m/f
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yokel

[ˈjəʊkəl] n (= bumpkin) → péquenaud(e) m/f
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yokel

n (pej)Bauerntölpel m, → Bauerntrampel m
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yokel

[ˈjəʊkl] (pej) nzotico/a, villano/a
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Duterte's critics are mainly based in Metro Manila, which traditionally has a disdain for people from the provinces, calling them country hicks. It's a class thing that won't disappear until the economic growth has reached all the poor areas, creating progressive urban centers in the southern parts of the Philippines.
The gang of country hicks, who have just screwed up what ought to have been a straightforward robbery, certainly get an almighty surprise after they confront a seemingly soft touch at a roadside diner.
"These people who make country music are not country hicks sitting behind a desk with a big cigar giving out record deals and driving round in Cadillacs with cattle horns on the front grille" - Brad Paisley, top Country and Western singer.