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yokel (n.)

1812, perhaps from dialectal German Jokel, disparaging name for a farmer, originally diminutive of Jakob. Or perhaps from English yokel, dialectal name for "woodpecker."

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yokel (n.)
a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture;
Synonyms: rube / hick / yahoo / hayseed / bumpkin / chawbacon
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