redneck n : a poor white person in the southern United States [syn: cracker]
EtymologyCompound of red + neck (referring to the sunburn on the neck typical of rural farm workers).
- In the context of "slang": An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person, typically used to describe residents of the rural Southern US.
- In the context of "slang": The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921. http://www.wvculture.org/hiStory/minewars.html
Redneck may refer to: