Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
  2. (adj, all) awkwardly simple and provincial
    rustic farmers
    a hick town
    the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists

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Alternate forms of Hick

Hypernyms: rustic

Origin of the word Hick

  1. 1376, nickname of Richard. Meaning "awkward provincial person" is first recorded 1565 (cf. rube). The adj. is first recorded 1920, in Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street": "He graduated from a hick college in Pennsylvania."
    "A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be." [Robert Quillen, 1933]

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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