hayseed

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /ˈheɪˌsid/ (GenAm)

Etymology[edit]

hay +‎ seed

Noun[edit]

hayseed (countable and uncountable, plural hayseeds)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. (countable, uncountable) Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hayseed (comparative more hayseed, superlative most hayseed)

  1. Characteristic of a hayseed (person).
    • 1988, Richard Sapir, Quest
      And when he got his first demand, he shook his head and put a pained expression on his face, and in his most hayseed manner allowed as how things were kind of different now.