hayseed vs hick what difference

what is difference between hayseed and hick

English

Etymology

hay +‎ seed

Pronunciation

  • /ˈheɪˌsid/ (GenAm)

Noun

hayseed (countable and uncountable, plural hayseeds)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. (countable, uncountable) Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin.

Translations

Adjective

hayseed (comparative more hayseed, superlative most hayseed)

  1. Characteristic of a hayseed (person).
    • 1988, Richard Sapir, Quest
      And when he got his first demand, he shook his head and put a pained expression on his face, and in his most hayseed manner allowed as how things were kind of different now.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪk/
  • Homophone: hic
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1

From Hick (pet form of Richard).

Noun

hick (plural hicks)

  1. (derogatory) An awkward, naive, clumsy and/or rude country person. [from early 18th c.]
Synonyms
  • boer, boor
  • country bumpkin
  • churl
  • hillbilly
  • lob
  • redneck
  • rustic
  • yokel
Translations

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Verb

hick (third-person singular simple present hicks, present participle hicking, simple past and past participle hicked)

  1. to hiccup
Translations

References

  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Luxembourgish

Verb

hick

  1. second-person singular imperative of hicken

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