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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 ).]
(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]
a rustic; country bumpkin.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||yokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture|
rustic - an unsophisticated country person