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Webster 1913 Edition


Yokel

Yo′kel

,
Noun.
[Perhaps from an AS. word akin to E.
gawk
.]
A country bumpkin.
[Eng.]
Dickens.

Definition 2021


yokel

yokel

English

Noun

yokel (plural yokels)

  1. (pejorative) An unsophisticated person.
  2. A person of rural background.

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References

  1. yokel” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).