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Definition of "yokel" []

  • A rustic; a bumpkin. (noun)
  • (used chiefly by townspeople) a person who lives in the country, esp one who appears to be simple and old-fashioned (noun)

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Use "yokel" in a sentence
  • "‘And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?’ said Mr. Losberne, with a smile."
  • "-- A San Diego talk-show yokel is offering $1,000 to anyone who will out a NAMBLA member."
  • "'And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?' said Mr. Losberne, with a smile."