hayseed

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈheɪˌsiːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈheɪˌsid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hāsēd′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hay•seed /ˈheɪˌsid/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Agriculture[uncountable] grass seed, esp. that shaken out of hay.
  2. [countable] an unsophisticated person from a rural area;
    yokel;
    hick.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hay•seed  (hāsēd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Agriculturegrass seed, esp. that shaken out of hay.
  2. Agriculturesmall bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of hay.
  3. an unsophisticated person from a rural area;
    yokel;
    hick.
  • hay + seed 1570–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hayseed /ˈheɪˌsiːd/ n
  1. seeds or fragments of grass or straw
  2. US Canadian informal derogatory a yokel
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