local yokel

local yokel

a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire. The local yokels all listen to the same radio station.
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local yokel

A native or inhabitant of a particular locale, as in She's only gone out with local yokels, so she's not used to more sophisticated men. This disparaging rhyming term was first used by troops stationed away from home. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: local

local yokel

(ˈloklæ ˈjoklæ)
n. a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire.
See also: local
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I pulled into a cafe for directions and thankfully the local yokel bloke was canny enough - more Emmerdale than Hills Have Eyes; it really was the Portuguese equivalent of some banjo playing hick village back home.
Imagine what would happen today if some local yokel walked up to a visiting candidate for president and asked to speak to him.
Encouraging them to sound like local yokel comedians is unkind.
Local Yokel Media, LLC (LYM) is launching a hyperlocal online ad marketplace that will specialize in monetizing ad impressions for the hyperlocal content market, which focuses on neighborhood and regional content.
Local yokel John Moffatt (Ripon) took second with 18lb 2oz and Pat Adams (RSPS Tek-Neek Trabucco) came third with 17lb 7oz.
Turturro has the most fun as the batty local yokel, dressed like a crazed Mid-West parson and brimming with angst and anger.
But man, they're dying out there trying to grow their businesses beyond local yokel land in an environment where retailers don't give two hoots about quality, only a company's ability to pay the bribe.
But these stories also form the context for the media reincarnation of Bill Clinton from local yokel to forceful world leader: They reinforce political resignation, cynicism, and apathy, and urge us to defer to those above us, the authorities, our leaders.
It ends with one of the Fellas saying that a local yokel looks "just like a bitch" because he uses Jerri Curl on his hair and wears a shower cap in the street.
Or, well, Hudson is a Dallas cheerleader (seriously) about to marry some local yokel, but when she chooses her lesbian lover from college to act as her maid of honor, well, you can imagine the sparks that fly.
Trust me, folks, a spooky silence won't suddenly descend upon the place - and no weird-looking local yokel will utter the immortal words: "We don't like strangers around these parts.
Chigurh is tasked with retrieving $2 million that a local yokel (Josh Brolin) has fled with after stumbling on that drug-deal-gone-bad.
Then SOME bin-hoking local yokel bigots must have perceived a fatal threat to Derry's self-importance in a few buses full of Linfield fans.
Local yokel Becker split to Germany a decade ago and recorded infrequently thereafter.
But Emily falls for local yokel George (Sean Pertwee) when he saves her from drowning.
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