A hick is an unsophisticated, rural person. Your accent and fondness for wearing overalls might make some people think you're a hick.

The word hick is both informal and derogatory — in other words, if you call your cousin who raises dairy goats and chickens a hick, she'll probably be offended. Hick is an adjective too: "I've got to get out of this hick town!" Hick was originally a nickname — like "Rick" — for "Richard," in the 14th century. Along the way, it meant both "hosteler" and "awkward provincial person."

Definitions of hick
  1. noun
    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    synonyms: bumpkin, chawbacon, hayseed, rube, yahoo, yokel
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    type of:
    an unsophisticated country person
  2. adjective
    awkwardly simple and provincial
    synonyms: bumpkinly, rustic, unsophisticated
    characteristic of the provinces or their people
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