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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)
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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.
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.
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.
Here's a big rube comin' along, hayseed stickin' out all over, hands like hams an' feet like Mississippi gunboats.
Lofty Labs is now one floor above Startup Junkie Consulting, Jeff Amerine's firm, and a stone's throw from John James' Hayseed Ventures.
She was a founding member of the Hayseed Bowling League in East Brookfield.
One of the highlights of Celtic Connections, Hayseed Dixie bring their raucous fusion of bluegrass and rock to Glasgow's ABC.
Hayseed Dixie, right, creators of the musical fusion Rockgrass, rock up at Arc, Stockton on Thursday promising one heck of a hoe down.
Naturally there's no shortage of talent from across the Pond with 1960s pop singer Ronnie Spector, blues musician Boz Scaggs, soul singer William Bell and country band Hayseed Dixie.
The songwriter and music producer is best known for being the creator and frontman of the internationally-known Rockgrass band Hayseed Dixie.
The winning shot was taken at the ABC in Glasgow November 16, as American bluegrass rockers Hayseed Dixie played their thousandth show.