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Definition of "hick" []

  • A person regarded as gullible or provincial: "New Yorkers had a horrid way of making people feel like hicks” ( Louis Auchincloss). (noun)
  • Provincial; unsophisticated: a hick town. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hick" in a sentence
  • "Thank God this nightmarish hick is leaving public office and hopefully out of our lives for good."
  • "Thank God this nightmarish hick is leaving public office and hopefully she is going to be out of our lives for good."
  • "Maybe I'm just a damn hick from the deep south, but that's not my idea of fun."