WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
hill•bil•ly /ˈhɪlˌbɪli/USA pronunciation n., pl. -lies,adj. 
n. [countable] Slang Terms[Often Disparaging.]a person from a backwoods area.
adj.  of or relating to hillbillies:hillbilly music.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hillbilly /ˈhɪlˌbɪlɪ/ n ( pl -lies)
  1. usually derogatory an unsophisticated person, esp from the mountainous areas in the southeastern US
  2. another name for country and western
Etymology: 20th Century: from hill + Billy (the nickname)



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