AskDefine | Define redneck

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

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

Noun

  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. http://www.wvculture.org/hiStory/minewars.html

Translations

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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