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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 ).]

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

yo•kel

(ˈyoʊ kəl)

n.
a rustic; country bumpkin.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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

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

yokel

noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
Translations
junttimaalaistollo
falusiparaszt
hufter

yokel

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

yokel

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

yokel

n (pej)Bauerntölpel m, → Bauerntrampel m

yokel

[ˈjəʊkl] (pej) nzotico/a, villano/a
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