hick
I. noun Etymology: Hick, nickname for Richard Date: 1669 an unsophisticated provincial person • hickish adjective II. adjective Date: 1913 unsophisticated, provincial <
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  • Hick — may refer to: *Hick, a term to refer to the stereotype of unsophisticated country peopleurname*Benjamin Hick, (1790 1842), a mechanical engineer *Graeme Hick, (born 1966), an English cricketer *John Hick, (born 1922), a philosopher of religion… …   Wikipedia

  • Hick — ist der Familienname von Jochen Hick (* 1960), deutscher Filmregisseur und produzent John Hick (* 1922), britischer Religionsphilosoph William Edmund Hick (1912–1974), britischer Kognitionswissenschaftler siehe auch Hicks Hicksches Gesetz (auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hick — adj. 1. rural. Opposite of {urban}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. characteristic of rural people, especially those not knowledgeable about matters outside their locality; as, hick ideas; a hick town. Syn: bumpkinly, rustic, unsophisticated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hick — [hık] n AmE informal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Hick, a man s name, from Richard] someone who lives in the countryside, and is thought to be uneducated or stupid >hick adj ▪ hick towns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hick — [ hık ] noun count OFFENSIVE an insulting word for a person who has always lived in the country and does not know about life in the cities ╾ hick adjective: a hick town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hick — n. A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture; a hayseed. Syn: yokel, rube, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hick — late 14c., nickname of RICHARD (Cf. Richard). Meaning awkward provincial person was established by 1700 (Cf. RUBE (Cf. rube)); earlier it was the characteristic name of a hosteler, hackneyman, etc. (late 14c.), perhaps via alliteration. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hick — [hik] n. [altered < RICHARD1] Informal an awkward, unsophisticated person regarded as typical of rural areas; yokel; hayseed: a contemptuous term adj. Informal of or like a hick or hicks …   English World dictionary

  • hick — bumpkin, yokel, rube, clodhopper, clown, lout, *boor, churl …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hick — [n] rustic backwoodsman/woman, boor, bumpkin, clodhopper, cornfed*, country boy/girl, country cousin*, countryman/woman, farmer, hayseed*, hillbilly, local yokel*, redneck*, rube, rural, yokel*; concept 413 …   New thesaurus

  • hick — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ an unsophisticated country dweller. ORIGIN familiar form of the given name Richard …   English terms dictionary

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