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hayseed

[hey-seed] /ˈheɪˌsid/
noun
1.
grass seed, especially that shaken out of hay.
2.
small bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of hay.
3.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel; hick.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; hay + seed
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British Dictionary definitions for hayseed

hayseed

/ˈheɪˌsiːd/
noun
1.
seeds or fragments of grass or straw
2.
(US & Canadian, informal, derogatory) a yokel
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Slang definitions & phrases for hayseed

hayseed

adjective

Rural; provincial: The bad actors perform worse plays in hayseed theaters

noun

(also hayseeder)A farmer; country person: There's still a lot of hayseed in Senator Chance (1888+)


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