In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Hicks said he was given a desk job that is the equivalent of being “put in closet.”
Bypres Fongton, Mr. Meany and Mr. Hicks were my own particular inventions.
Hicks and Gillett discovered they could not compete with that kind of extravagant largesse.
late 14c. as a pet form of masc. proper name Richard. Meaning "awkward provincial person" was established by 1700 (cf. rube); earlier it was the characteristic name of a hosteler, hackneyman, etc. (late 14c.), perhaps via alliteration. The adjective is recorded by 1914.
A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be. [attributed to U.S. humorist Robert Quillen (1887-1948)]
: wasn't bad looking in a hick way/ that hick chief of police
[1565+; fr a nickname of Richard, thought of as a country name, as Reuben is the base of ''rube'']