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Hillbilly vs. Redneck

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Main Difference

The main difference between Hillbilly and Redneck is that the Hillbilly is a derogatory term in the United States for people who live in rural areas and Redneck is a derogatory term.

Wikipedia
  • Hillbilly (noun)

    Someone who is from the hills; especially from a rural area, with a connotation of a lack of refinement or sophistication.

  • Hillbilly (noun)

    A white person from the rural southern part of the United States, especially the Southeastern states.

  • Hillbilly (verb)

    To emphasize one's rural or humble upbringing; to use unsophisticated charm.

  • Hillbilly (verb)

    To portray or act as an uneducated and unsophisticated fool.

  • Hillbilly (verb)

    To perform or experience stereotypically hillbilly-like actions.

  • Redneck (noun)

    A poor, rural, usually white and male, person from the Southern United States or parts of the Midwest and northeast, especially one who is unsophisticated and backward; sometimes with additional connotations of being rude, racist, and/or arrogant.

  • Redneck (noun)

    Any of the miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.

  • Redneck (noun)

    A member of a certain Baltimore street gang, active in 1859.

  • Redneck (noun)

    A Roman Catholic.

Wiktionary
  • Hillbilly (noun)

    an unsophisticated country person, as associated originally with the remote regions of the Appalachians.

  • Hillbilly (noun)

    old-fashioned term for country music

    "he played sweet hillbilly guitar"

  • Redneck (noun)

    a working-class white person from the southern US, especially a politically reactionary one

    "redneck towns"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Hillbilly (noun)

    a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person

  • Redneck (noun)

    a poor white person in the southern United States

Princeton's WordNet

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