redneck

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Compound of red +‎ neck. Compare rooinek.

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redneck (plural rednecks)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A poor, rural, especially white, person from the Southern United States; especially, one who is regarded as unsophisticated, rude, racist, arrogant, lowbrow, etc.
  2. (historical, slang, US) Any of the miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.[1]
  3. (historical, slang, US) A member of a certain Baltimore street gang, active in 1859.[2]
  4. (Britain, archaic, 19th and 20th centuries) A Roman Catholic.[3]

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