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n. Offensive Slang
1. Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States.
2. A person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.
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1. (in the southwestern US) a poor uneducated White farm worker
2. a person or institution that is extremely reactionary
reactionary and bigoted: redneck laws.
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or red′-neck`,

n., adj.
usage: All the senses of this term are usually used with disparaging intent, implying negative stereotypical traits such as ignorance and bigotry.

Informal: Usually Disparaging. n.
1. (a term used to refer to an uneducated white farm laborer, esp. from the South.)
2. (a term used to refer to a bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class.)
3. Also, red′-necked`. narrow, prejudiced, or reactionary.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redneck - a poor White person in the southern United Statesredneck - a poor White person in the southern United States
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
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[ˈrednek] N (US) → campesino m blanco de los estados del Sur
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[ˈrɛdnɛk] n (pejorative) (mainly US)plouc m
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"Impossible!" he cried, letting down the pedal of the washing basin in which he had been sousing his healthy red neck. "Impossible!" he cried, at the news that Laura had flung over Fertinghof and had made up to Mileev.
Rostov, feeling that he was at the front and in the power of a man toward whom he now admitted that he had been to blame, did not lift his eyes from the colonel's athletic back, his nape covered with light hair, and his red neck. It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
Reporter Griffin Matis analyzed that tabloids are simply conjuring up this fictional scenario because Stefani has been a vegetarian for so long, while Shelton never shied away from "red neck" personality, which is plagued with the stereotype of hunting and eating red meat.
"When Sunjay starts to sing and play the guitar however, you are transported to a world where blues and country music meld seamlessly amidst humid mangrove swamps and red neck barbecues.
Thick black feathers cover their bodies, from which a cobalt blue and vibrant red neck protrudes, leading to a head adorned with a keratin "casque," or crest.
A section of the Rangers support held up banners taunting the Aberdeen fans who had stayed away, with slogans such as "Stands Free" and "Red Neck Army".
A bright red neck tie was worn, making sure that all who saw them knew of their status as injured soldiers.There were no pockets in the Blues uniform, as no soldier was allowed money in hospital.
Comedy fans will be in for a treat in Motherwell on Saturday and we hope to see as many people from Monklands in the audience as possible - even if it's just to give me a red neck by cheering louder for the other acts!
Verret knew he encountered something special when he shot a speck bearing both leg band and red neck collar.
Rapid infusion-related adverse drug reaction (ADR) of vancomycin is known as red man syndrome (RMS) or red neck syndrome.
A red neck Trump supporter approached the man and said: "Hey buddy, let me tell you daddy died in the Korean War for that flag".
Carmen and Gwilym Goldsworthy, of Llwyn Haid Farm near Llantarnam, have had pointto-pointers for more years than they care to remember and the names of some of them - Sporting Polly, Cantavale, Pushalong, Polly Pringle and Red Neck - will be music to the ears of those hunt-racing enthusiasts whose memories go back as long as mine.