hayseed

hayseed

[hey-seed]
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:
1570–80; hay + seed

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hayseed (ˈheɪˌsiːd)
 
n
1.  seeds or fragments of grass or straw
2.  informal, derogatory (US), (Canadian) a yokel

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