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1. Grass seed shaken out of hay.
2. Pieces of chaff or straw that fall from hay.
3. Informal An unsophisticated person from a rural area; a bumpkin.


1. (Agriculture) seeds or fragments of grass or straw
2. informal derogatory US and Canadian a yokel



1. grass seed, esp. that shaken out of hay.
2. small bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of hay.
3. an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel; hick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hayseed - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culturehayseed - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person


[ˈheɪsiːd] N (US) → palurdo/a m/f, paleto/a m/f (Sp)
References in classic literature ?
Cuthbert?" Matthew took his courage in both hands and replied: "Well now, since you suggest it, I might as well--take--that is--look at--buy some--some hayseed."
"We only keep hayseed in the spring," she explained loftily.
And then you'll get married and go and live in the rube house, and become a regular hayseed and--' She broke off suddenly, with a catch in her voice.
I lay and lay, and was doctored and doctored,; until at last I drove the physicians from me, and called in an apothecary from Nicolai who had cured an old woman of a malady similar to my own--cured her merely with a little hayseed. Well, he did me a great deal of good, for on the third day I broke into a sweat, and was able to leave my bed.
Here's a big rube comin' along, hayseed stickin' out all over, hands like hams an' feet like Mississippi gunboats.
After Acumen, James started Hayseed Ventures, which assisted and invested in startup companies.
Artists that will be exhibited include Magnum, Dr.Feelgood, John Otway, Marillion, Mostly Autumn, Hayseed Dixie and Fish as well as many local bands at venues including The Leamington Assembly, The Zephyr Lounge and festivals such as Napton, The Warwick Folk Festival and The Cropredy Festival.
029 2022 4488 MUSIC Hayseed Dixie Everyone's favourite Rockgrass band are back in Cardiff with their catalogue of bluegrass covers of your favourite classic rock songs and some original songs as well.
See www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk John Wheeler The Cluny The frontman of famous 'rockgrass' band Hayseed Dixie will be bringing music to the Ouseburn tonight.
The brewery and Hayseed restaurant will continue to operate "business as usual," according to Withee.
music Hayseed Dixie Don't miss the Tennessee titans and pioneers of rockgrass as they bring their 15-album-strong catalogue of banjo-fuelled songs to the UK.
There is a bird of an entirely different feather on Monday night when Hayseed Dixie look to ignite the Wylam Brewery in Exhibition Park with their combustible combination of bluegrass and rock -- Rockgrass as they would have it.