hillbilly

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hill•bil•ly /ˈhɪlˌbɪli/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -lies, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. Slang Terms[Often Disparaging.]a person from a backwoods area.

adj. 
  1. of or relating to hillbillies:hillbilly music.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hill•bil•ly  (hilbil′ē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lies, adj. 
n. 
  1. Slang Terms[Often Disparaging and Offensive.]a person from a backwoods or other remote area, esp. from the mountains of the southern U.S.

adj. 
  1. of, like, or pertaining to hillbillies:hillbilly humor.
  • hill + Billy 1895–1900, American.


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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