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red·neck

 (rĕd′nĕk′)
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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redneck

(ˈrɛdˌnɛk)
n
1. (in the southwestern US) a poor uneducated White farm worker
2. a person or institution that is extremely reactionary
adj
reactionary and bigoted: redneck laws.
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red′neck`

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.)
adj.
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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Translations

redneck

[ˈrednek] N (US) → campesino m blanco de los estados del Sur
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redneck

[ˈrɛdnɛk] n (pejorative) (mainly US)plouc m
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References in classic literature ?
I had heard it uttered between two thick, red-necked fellows of the semi-nautical type at the Fenchurch Street Railway-station, where, in those days, the everyday male crowd was attired in jerseys and pilot-cloth mostly, and had the air of being more conversant with the times of high- water than with the times of the trains.
red-necks as for its hardhitting watchability, Deliverance is a classic.
IN THE days of long hair and elasticated morals, when the philosophy of doing your own thing was all the rage, rightwing thinkers in American were invariably characterised as crude red-necks eager to pull the trigger - that was before the emergence on TV of William F Buckley Jr, son of oil money.