Definitions for yokelˈyoʊ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbacon(noun)

    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture


  1. yokel(Noun)

    An unsophisticated person.

  2. yokel(Noun)

    A person of rural background.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yokel(noun)

    a country bumpkin

  2. Origin: [Perhaps from an AS. word akin to E. gawk.]


  1. Yokel

    Yokel is a derogatory term referring to the stereotype of unsophisticated country people.

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  1. Jack Handey Deep Thoughts:

    Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for that part about letting just any old yokel vote.

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