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redneck

1. noun, slang A derogatory term for a white person, typically male and from a rural area, especially in the Southern United States, who is considered stereotypically uncultured, unintelligent, prone to reckless behavior, and often bigoted. The term can also be used to self-identify as such in a proud or self-deprecating way, especially emphasizing the element of reckless behavior. You assume that because I'm from Texas, that means I'm just a dumb redneck, huh? You know how that part of the country is—it's just a bunch of rednecks down there! Of course I love swamp racing—I'm a redneck!
2. adjective, slang Of, relating to, or in the manner of such a stereotype. I wouldn't wear that T-shirt around here, Dan. This is redneck country. I come from Alabama, so I try to stick up for people from the South, but you're making it hard with that ignorant redneck mentality! My redneck buddy threw a stick of dynamite into the fishing hole! Hoo boy that thing went boom!

redneck

1. n. a stereotypic southern bigot. (Derogatory. Also a term of address.) Look, you stupid redneck, try to understand.
2. mod. in the manner of a southern bigot. I don’t follow that kind of redneck thinking.
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About a dozen Canadian Rednecks wield shotguns and wait to hold someone responsible.
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Back in Japan, Kato fell victim to Finance Ministry bureaucrats, right-wing editors at the Nikkei Shimbun and Keidanren rednecks. Kato did most of the legwork to promote the foolish (and later withdrawn) legislation forcing the government to reduce deficit borrowing to zero within a fixed time limit.
I did wonder if I had the same book even though it claimed throughout to be about rednecks. To me this is an odd book.
The cries of anguish by higher ed because of reductions in state funding appear to presuppose that adequate funds exist and it is only because the anti-intellectuals, rednecks, and reactionaries in state and local government are somehow "punishing" education, that adequate funding is not being made available.