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Princeton's WordNet

  1. redneck, crackernoun

    a poor White person in the southern United States


  1. rednecknoun

    An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person, typically used to describe residents (of either gender) of the rural Southern US.

    Etymology: Compound of (referring to the red neckerchiefs worn by unionized workers during the mine wars in West Virginia)

  2. rednecknoun

    The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.

    Etymology: Compound of (referring to the red neckerchiefs worn by unionized workers during the mine wars in West Virginia)


  1. Redneck

    Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States. It is similar in meaning to cracker, hillbilly, and white trash. In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who are opposed to "modern ways", and has often been used to attack white conservatives. The term is used broadly to degrade working class and rural whites that are perceived by urban progressives to be insufficiently liberal. At the same time, some Southern whites have reclaimed the word, using it with pride and defiance as a self-identifier.

Rap Dictionary

  1. rednecknoun

    Farmer, Cracker, Honky, Trailer Trash.

Editors Contribution


    Family oriented poor white trash growing up poor laborer farmer not much property has a blast with what I have barefoot running dirt Claud throwing heathens.

    Submitted by rinat on April 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redneck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redneck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of redneck in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Kisner:

    I started to see the ball actually rolling as it looks like it's supposed to do instead of praying the wind doesn't hit it, so it was a more enjoyable back nine, i'll probably be the same old redneck, pretty aggressive guy I normally am. I'm going to try and make birdie on every hole.

  2. Andrew Buckley:

    Most times these crocs are being relocated as they have clashed with humans/livestock and so if good people don’t relocate them, some redneck will just shoot it.

  3. Famer Steve Austin:

    Redneck Island : Battle at the Lake.

  4. Vernon Burton:

    Black Americans in the former Confederacy lived in a terroristic society at least until 1965, when the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, but then you also had the Redneck Shop, which glorified hate and showed what Black Americans had to deal with in rural areas in the'90s and on.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. adscripted
    • B. occlusive
    • C. arbitrary
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