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hick

 (hĭk) Informal
n.
A person regarded as unsophisticated, gullible, or coarse from having lived in the country: "New Yorkers had a horrid way of making people feel like hicks" (Louis Auchincloss).
adj.
Provincial; unsophisticated: a hick town.

[After Hick, a nickname for Richard, from Middle English Hikke.]

hick

(hɪk)
n
informal
a. a country person; bumpkin
b. (as modifier): hick ideas.
[C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard]

hick

(hɪk)

n.
1. an unsophisticated, provincial person; rube.
adj.
2. unsophisticated or provincial: hick ideas; a hick town.
[1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hick - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culturehick - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Adj.1.hick - awkwardly simple and provincialhick - awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

hick

noun (Informal) yokel, peasant, rustic, redneck, bumpkin, country bumpkin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal) He is an obnoxious hick.

hick

adjective
Informal. Of or relating to the countryside:
Translations
balík
ţărănoi

hick

[hɪk] (US) (pej)
A. ADJrústico, de aldea
B. Npueblerino/a m/f, paleto/a m/f (Sp)

hick

[ˈhɪk] n (US)plouc m, péquenaud(e) m/fhick town n (US)trou m paumé , bled m paumé

hick

n (US inf) → Hinterwäldler(in) m(f) (inf); (female also) → Landpomeranze f (inf)

hick

[hɪk] (Am) (fam)
1. nburino/a
2. adj (ideas) → da burino/a; (town) → provinciale
References in classic literature ?
Inside the mill were twenty of the miller's men hewing a stone, and as they went 'Hick hack, hick hack, hick hack,' the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.
Politica: Susemihl, 1872; with German, 1878, 3rd edition, 1882; Susemihl and Hicks, 1894, etc.
He was as little as possible like the lamented Hicks, especially in a certain careless refinement about his toilet and utterance.
Take away the soup, Hicks, and to-morrow turn the cook out of the house, Jane.
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ARRESTED IN AFGHANISTAN in late 2001, David Hicks became arguably the most prominent Western detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
Tom Hicks has gone from being a major mover and shaker in sports to the
LIVERPOOL co-owner Tom Hicks today moved a step closer to selling his Major League Baseball franchise - in a move that could free up funds at Anfield.