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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 ?
He had the chain in his right claw and the shoes in his left, and he flew right away to a mill, and the mill went 'Click clack, click clack, click clack.' 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.'
I had other thoughts of the matter than she had; and especially, because I had given in my name to the justice of peace; and I knew that my name was so well known among the people at Hick's Hall, the Old Bailey, and such places, that if this cause came to be tried openly, and my name came to be inquired into, no court would give much damages, for the reputation of a person of such a character.
Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and six- teen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
Politica: Susemihl, 1872; with German, 1878, 3rd edition, 1882; Susemihl and Hicks, 1894, etc.; O.
I assure you I found poor Hicks's judgment unfailing; I never knew him wrong.
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."
But no pairing could get the better of the Singletons - son Scott plays at Almondbury and dad Ian at Golcar Lib - and they won the final 21-18 against father Michael and son Ethan Hick, of Almondbury Lib.
Religious Pluralism and the Modern World: An Ongoing Engagement with John Hick. Edited by Sharada Sugirtharajah.
Melbourne, Sept 25 ( ANI ): Former England and Zimbabwe batsman Graeme Hick has reportedly been hired by Cricket Australia (CA) as the new High Performance coach for the national team to fix Australia's batting malaise just two months before the Ashes.
This collaborative volume is a second Festschrift for John Hick published on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
The girl and her mother were unaware of Hick's presence, but he was pulled aside by PC Andrew Bates and arrested.