hillbilly

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hillbilly

Plural
hillbillies

  1. A person who lives in the country in an area with many hills, and who has little money. Usually, this means an American from a region called Appalachia or a region called the Ozark Mountains. These people have homes and farms in the valleys between the hills.
    My dad is a hillbilly from eastern Kentucky.
    People often make fun of hillbillies without ever actually knowing one.

Usage Note[change]

Some people call themselves hillbillies but other people are insulted to be called hillbillies.

Adjective[change]

Positive
hillbilly

Comparative
more hillbilly

Superlative
most hillbilly

  1. Having to do with hillbillies, or typical of hillbillies.

Related words[change]