AskDefine | Define redneck

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redneck n : a poor white person in the southern United States [syn: cracker]

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Compound of red + neck (referring to the sunburn on the neck typical of rural farm workers).


  1. In the context of "slang": An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person, typically used to describe residents of the rural Southern US.
  2. In the context of "slang": The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.


An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person

Extensive Definition

Redneck may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

backwoodsman, briar-hopper, brush ape, bushman, clam digger, cracker, desert rat, forester, frontiersman, hillbilly, hinterlander, mountain man, mountaineer, piny, ridge runner, woodlander, woodman, woodsman
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