hick(redirected from hickly)
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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).
Provincial; unsophisticated: a hick town.
[After Hick, a nickname for Richard, from Middle English Hikke.]
a. a country person; bumpkin
b. (as modifier): hick ideas.
[C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard]
1. an unsophisticated, provincial person; rube.adj.
2. unsophisticated or provincial: hick ideas; a hick town.
[1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard]
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|Noun||1.||hick - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture|
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
|Adj.||1.||hick - 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"
n (US inf) → Hinterwäldler(in) m(f) (inf); (female also) → Landpomeranze f (inf)