yokel


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yo·kel

 (yō′kəl) Informal
n.
A rustic; a bumpkin.

[Perhaps from German dialectal Jokel, Jockel, bumpkin (from diminutive of the name Jakob, German equivalent of English James Jacob) or from English dialectal yuckle, European green woodpecker (Picus viridis), probably a variant of English hickwall (from Middle English hyghwhele, probably from an imitation of its high-pitched call ).]

yokel

(ˈjəʊkəl)
n
(Sociology) derogatory (used chiefly by townspeople) a person who lives in the country, esp one who appears to be simple and old-fashioned
[C19: perhaps from dialect yokel green woodpecker, yellowhammer]
ˈyokelish adj

yo•kel

(ˈyoʊ kəl)

n.
a rustic; country bumpkin.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in cultureyokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
rustic - an unsophisticated country person

yokel

noun peasant, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rustic, countryman, hillbilly, boor, country cousin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), bushie or bushy (Austral. & N.Z. informal), clodhopper (informal), (country) bumpkin a local yokel

yokel

noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
Translations
junttimaalaistollo
falusiparaszt
hufter

yokel

[ˈjəʊkəl] Npalurdo/a m/f, pueblerino/a m/f

yokel

[ˈjəʊkəl] n (= bumpkin) → péquenaud(e) m/f

yokel

n (pej)Bauerntölpel m, → Bauerntrampel m

yokel

[ˈjəʊkl] (pej) nzotico/a, villano/a
References in classic literature ?
When I returned from throwing them overside, he was talking to Harrison, whose honest yokel's face was filled with fascination and wonder.
I would see one of the clumsy bovine-creatures who worked the launch treading heavily through the undergrowth, and find myself asking, trying hard to recall, how he differed from some really human yokel trudging home from his mechanical labours; or I would meet the Fox-bear woman's vulpine, shifty face, strangely human in its speculative cunning, and even imagine I had met it before in some city byway.
'I can't say, for certain, till I see the work, of course,' said Blathers; 'but my opinion at once is,--I don't mind committing myself to that extent,--that this wasn't done by a yokel; eh, Duff?'
'And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?' said Mr.
Seeing that you go from town to town, I ween you can outdo a poor country yokel at tidings."
I have a notion that I sat there staring and listening like a yokel at a play.
In simple taste and homely inclination this much-travelled map was more simple and homely than the veriest yokel. Seventy-one years his father was, and had never slept a night out of his own bed in his own house on Island McGill.
But yet I was a bit sorry for them, because I half believe they slunk into our little empty bar because each of them had a slight deformity; the sort of thing that some yokels laugh at.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.
David Yokel of Greenville represented Irene on appeal.
As a very humble yokel, my Plan B would be to certainly ask for an extension to Article 50.
Joy presents Darl Moody, a stereotypical Southern-by-the-grace-of-God country boy, whose hunting expedition in the backwoods of North Carolina goes awry when he shoots and kills Carol Brewer, another local yokel who was scavenging the forest for ginseng.