Definition of "hillbilly" [hillbilly]

  • Informal A person from the backwoods or a remote mountain area. (noun)
  • An unsophisticated person, esp from the mountainous areas in the southeastern US (noun)

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Use "hillbilly" in a sentence
  • "In a party that worships the likes of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman, and speaks with the voices of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, this hillbilly is actually part of the “mainstream”."
  • "This vapid, vacuous, uneducated, Alaska hillbilly is an international laughingstock."
  • "I also think you are right to distinguish between redneck and what I call hillbilly culture in southern whites."