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Hicks

[hiks] /hɪks/
noun
1.
Edward, 1780–1849, U.S. painter.
2.
Granville, 1902–82, U.S. writer, educator, and editor.
3.
Sir John Richard, 1904–1989, British economist: Nobel Prize 1972.

hick

[hik] /hɪk/
noun
1.
an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of hicks:
hick ideas.
3.
located in a rural or culturally unsophisticated area:
a hick town.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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British Dictionary definitions for Hicks

hick

/hɪk/
noun
1.
(informal)
  1. a country person; bumpkin
  2. (as modifier) hick ideas
Word Origin
C16: after Hick, familiar form of Richard
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Word Origin and History for Hicks
hick
1376, nickname of Richard. Meaning "awkward provincial person" is first recorded 1565 (cf. rube). The adj. is first recorded 1920, in Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street": "He graduated from a hick college in Pennsylvania."
"A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't be." [Robert Quillen, 1933]
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Slang definitions & phrases for Hicks

hick

modifier

: wasn't bad looking in a hick way/ that hick chief of police

noun

A rural person; a simple, countrified man or woman; apple-knocker, rube: The automobile largely nullified the outward distinctions between hick and city slicker

[1565+; fr a nickname of Richard, thought of as a country name, as Reuben is the base of ''rube'']


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