hayseed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /ˈheɪˌsid/ (GenAm)

Etymology[edit]

hay +‎ seed

Noun[edit]

hayseed ‎(countable and uncountable, plural hayseeds)

  1. Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (only countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin. [Also used attributively: e.g. a hayseed name.]

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