hick (hĭk) Informal
A person regarded as unsophisticated, gullible, or coarse from having lived in the country: "New Yorkers had a horrid way of making people feel like hicks" (Louis Auchincloss).
Provincial; unsophisticated: a hick town.
[After Hick, a nickname for Richard, from Middle English Hikke.]
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