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ˈyoʊ kəlyokel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin, chawbaconnoun

    a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

Wiktionary

  1. yokelnoun

    An unsophisticated person.

  2. yokelnoun

    A person of rural background.

Wikipedia

  1. Yokel

    Yokel is one of several derogatory terms referring to the stereotype of unsophisticated country people. The term is of uncertain etymology and is only attributed from the early 19th century.Yokels are depicted as straightforward, simple, naïve, and easily deceived, failing to see through false pretenses. They are also depicted as talking about bucolic topics like cows, sheep, goats, wheat, alfalfa, fields, crops, tractors, and buxom wenches to the exclusion of all else. Broadly, they are portrayed as unaware of or uninterested in the world outside their own surroundings. In the United States, the term is used to describe someone living in rural areas. Synonyms for yokel include bubba, country bumpkin, hayseed, chawbacon, rube, redneck, hillbilly, and hick. In the UK, yokels are traditionally depicted as wearing the old West Country/farmhand's dress of straw hat and white smock, chewing or sucking a piece of straw and carrying a pitchfork or rake, listening to "Scrumpy and Western" music. Yokels are portrayed as living in rural areas of Britain such as the West Country, East Anglia, the Yorkshire Dales and Wales. British yokels speak with country dialects from various parts of Britain.The development of television brought many previously isolated communities into mainstream British culture in the 1950s and 1960s. The Internet continues this integration, further eroding the town/country divide. In the 21st century British country people are less frequently seen as yokels. In the British TV Show The Two Ronnies, it was asserted that despite political correctness, it is possible to poke fun at yokels as no-one sees themselves as being one.

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  1. yokel

    A yokel is a derogatory term used to refer to an uneducated or unsophisticated person, particularly one from a rural area or small town. This stereotypical character is often portrayed as naïve, simple, and ignorant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yokelnoun

    a country bumpkin

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

Wikidata

  1. Yokel

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yokel

    yō′kl, n. a country bumpkin.—adj. Yō′kelish. [Ety. dub.; but cf. Gawk and Gowk.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. YOKEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yokel is ranked #73005 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yokel surname appeared 266 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Yokel.

    97.3% or 259 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yokel in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yokel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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