yokelish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From yokel +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yokelish (comparative more yokelish, superlative most yokelish)

  1. Like a rustic or bumpkin; simple and ignorant.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 409:
      The exclusion of anoblis and the presence of large numbers of country gentry (around a quarter of the delegation as a whole) gave the meetings a very provincial and at time yokelish ethos.