a hick town

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English-Russian architecture dictionary. 2015.

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  • hick town — /hɪk ˈtaʊn/ (say hik town) noun Colloquial a small country town: *fifty bodgies on motor cycles who went out into the sticks and took over a hick town for the week end and wrecked the joint. –william dick, 1965. {hick + town} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hick town — (Slang) provincial town, unsophisticated town, rural small town …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hick — adj. 1. rural. Opposite of {urban}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. characteristic of rural people, especially those not knowledgeable about matters outside their locality; as, hick ideas; a hick town. Syn: bumpkinly, rustic, unsophisticated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hick — [ hık ] noun count OFFENSIVE an insulting word for a person who has always lived in the country and does not know about life in the cities ╾ hick adjective: a hick town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hick — late 14c., nickname of RICHARD (Cf. Richard). Meaning awkward provincial person was established by 1700 (Cf. RUBE (Cf. rube)); earlier it was the characteristic name of a hosteler, hackneyman, etc. (late 14c.), perhaps via alliteration. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hick — /hik/, n. 1. an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube. adj. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of hicks: hick ideas. 3. located in a rural or culturally unsophisticated area: a hick town. [1555 65; after Hick, familiar form of… …   Universalium

  • hick — [[t]hɪk[/t]] n. 1) an unsophisticated, provincial person; rube 2) unsophisticated or provincial: hick ideas; a hick town[/ex] • Etymology: 1555–65; after Hick, familiar form of Richard …   From formal English to slang

  • hick — I. noun Etymology: Hick, nickname for Richard Date: 1669 an unsophisticated provincial person • hickish adjective II. adjective Date: 1913 unsophisticated, provincial < a hick town > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • town — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hamlet, burg[h], village. See abode. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. civic, community, civil; see municipal , urban 2 . n. 1. [In the United States, a small collection of dwellings] Syn. hamlet, county… …   English dictionary for students

  • hick? —    obsolete American    a corpse    In standard usage, an unsophisticated country dweller, who might be killed for anatomical dissection if he wandered alone into town in the days when concern about preserving a whole cadaver for resurrection… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • hick — n. person from a small, rural town and possessing little education or manners …   English slang

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