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hic et nunc
hic et ubique
hic jacet
Hiccius doctius
hiccough nut
hiccup nut
Hickok, Wild Bill
hickory nut
hickory pine
hickory shad
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hick definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists" [syn: bumpkinly, hick, rustic, unsophisticated] n
1: a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Hick, nickname for Richard Date: 1669 an unsophisticated provincial person hickish adjective II. adjective Date: 1913 unsophisticated, provincial <a hick town>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. esp. US colloq. a country dweller; a provincial. Etymology: pet-form of the name Richard: cf. DICK(1)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hicks) If you refer to someone as a hick, you are saying in a rude way that you think they are uneducated and stupid because they come from the countryside. (INFORMAL) N-COUNT: oft N n [disapproval]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A country hick; an ignorant clown. Cant.

Moby Thesaurus

babe, boor, boorish, bucolic, bumpkin, butterfingers, child, child of nature, churlish, clod, cloddish, clodhopper, clodhopping, clown, clownish, clumsy, countrified, country bumpkin, country-born, country-bred, dove, dub, duffer, dupe, farmer, farmerish, foozler, foul-up, from the sticks, fumble-fist, gawk, gawky, goof, goofball, goofer, hayseed, hicky, hillbilly, hobnailed, infant, ingenue, innocent, inurbane, lamb, looby, lout, loutish, lubber, lummox, lump, lumpen, lumpish, mere child, muff, muffer, noble savage, oaf, provincial, rube, rustic, simple soul, slob, stumblebum, stumblebunny, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticate, up-country, whistle-stop, yokel, yokelish


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