hillbilly

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 /ˈhɪlˈbɪlɪ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
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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