hillbilly

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hill·bil·ly

 (hĭl′bĭl′ē)
n. pl. hill·bil·lies Often Offensive
A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area.

[hill + Billy, a nickname for William.]

hillbilly

(ˈhɪlˌbɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. usually derogatory an unsophisticated person, esp from the mountainous areas in the southeastern US
2. (Pop Music) another name for country and western
[C20: from hill + Billy (the nickname)]

hill•bil•ly

(ˈhɪlˌbɪl i)

n., pl. -lies,
adj.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying that a person who lives far away from a town or city lacks culture or education. However, the term is sometimes used in a humorous way without intent to offend.
Older Slang: Usually Disparaging. n.
1. (a term used to refer to a person from a backwoods or other remote area, esp. from the mountains of the southern U.S.)
adj.
2. of, like, or pertaining to hillbillies: hillbilly humor.
[1895–1900, Amer.; hill + Billy, familiar form of William]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hillbilly - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated personhillbilly - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Translations

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlˈbɪlɪ] (US)
A. Nrústico/a m/f montañés/esa (pej) → palurdo/a m/f
B. CPD hillbilly music Nmúsica f country

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlbɪli] n (pejorative)péquenaud mhill farm nferme f de montagne

hillbilly

(US inf)
nHinterwäldler(in) m(f) (pej); (female also) → Landpomeranze f (inf)
adjhinterwäldlerisch (pej); hillbilly musicHillbilly no art, → Hillbillymusik f

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlˌbɪlɪ] n (Am) → montanaro del sud degli Stati Uniti (pej) → zotico/a
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Saturday's best films THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (FIVE, 5.30pm): Daft as a possum drunk on moonshine whisky, the one joke of a Hillbillie family striking oil then moving to Beverly Hills is difficult to sustain for close on two hours, nevertheless, the whole notion is so silly that you just have to laugh at the plain silliness of it all.