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hill·bil·ly

 (hĭl′bĭl′ē)
n. pl. hill·bil·lies Often Offensive
A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area.

[hill + Billy, a nickname for William.]

hillbilly

(ˈhɪlˌbɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. usually derogatory an unsophisticated person, esp from the mountainous areas in the southeastern US
2. (Pop Music) another name for country and western
[C20: from hill + Billy (the nickname)]

hill•bil•ly

(ˈhɪlˌbɪl i)

n., pl. -lies,
adj.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying that a person who lives far away from a town or city lacks culture or education. However, the term is sometimes used in a humorous way without intent to offend.
Older Slang: Usually Disparaging. n.
1. (a term used to refer to a person from a backwoods or other remote area, esp. from the mountains of the southern U.S.)
adj.
2. of, like, or pertaining to hillbillies: hillbilly humor.
[1895–1900, Amer.; hill + Billy, familiar form of William]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hillbilly - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated personhillbilly - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Translations

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlˈbɪlɪ] (US)
A. Nrústico/a m/f montañés/esa (pej) → palurdo/a m/f
B. CPD hillbilly music Nmúsica f country

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlbɪli] n (pejorative)péquenaud mhill farm nferme f de montagne

hillbilly

(US inf)
nHinterwäldler(in) m(f) (pej); (female also) → Landpomeranze f (inf)
adjhinterwäldlerisch (pej); hillbilly musicHillbilly no art, → Hillbillymusik f

hillbilly

[ˈhɪlˌbɪlɪ] n (Am) → montanaro del sud degli Stati Uniti (pej) → zotico/a
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