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local yokel

A native resident of a rural location, often with the derogatory implication that they are less intelligent, refined, or cultured than someone from a city. You're certainly more interesting than the local yokels I knew back in Arkansas. Just stop and ask some local yokel for directions.
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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]
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local yokel

(ˈloklæ ˈjoklæ)
n. a local resident of a rural place. (Mildly derogatory.) One of the local yokels helped me change the tire.
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| LOVE In The Countryside (BBC1) is kind of like First Dates for farmers, with local yokels swapping their lonely rural existences for a spot of companionship.
Missing its comedic targets more often than not, writer-director David Cross' scattershot "Hits" resembles early Alexander Payne in its playful (or hateful?) skewering of local yokels and their purportedly dim dreams.
The one about how local yokels manipulated big city slickers into believing they were seceding in 1941 and managed to get publicity coast to coast for their faux state in an attempt gain support for fixing their bad roads and to draw tourist dollars to their cash registers.
"By ducking this issue, the council is opening the door to let the heavy rollers out of Chicago come in and roll over the local yokels."
Still, these well-educated sales execs from headquarters assume their preparations will fool the local yokels. But the farmers prove not to be gullible rubes at all.
PREMIERE James Marsden regrets moving to new bride Kate Bosworth's Mississippi hometown - local yokels drool all over her.
Such were the flights of fancy of the initiated to titillate the uninitiated 'local yokels'.
Then, having sashayed along a country lane in the rear-hugging cut-offs, she is then required to climb over a stile - much to the fascination of a handful of goggle-eyed local yokels.
The final pages of the book offer one a rare glimpse into the budding poetic instance of some of our own local yokels. Fahd Nur's 'Original Sin' is a small feat of mental redistribution where he asks the reader to ponder what God's 'age-old' sin was in a divine order of lies, fables, sins and eternity.
Here, among a myriad of other subjects, are floods, fires, blizzards, festivals, town and street scenes, concerts, political rallies, visiting Royals, local heroes, local yokels, and dogs riding bicycles.
From the quaint Shropshire village watering holes serving scrumpy and ale to local yokels to the backalley Black Country boozers dispensing pints of mild and hairy scratchings, the whole regional industry - as in the rest of the country - is under more pressure than ever.
From a seller's perspective, local yokels make good potential customers; witness the group in Philadelphia that bought the Inquirer and Daily News and the group in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., that bought the Times Leader.
Bunking at a hippie women's hostel while interviewing "ordinary" types on tape for a marketing research firm, this odd couple Q & A their way into the hearts of the local yokels. Kelly inquires about every Joe Schmo's taste in breakfast foods, toothpaste and fragrances (one lonely bachelor suggests a spaghetti sauce-scented air freshener) but stuffs her own thoughts down.
"We write about where we live, what type of day we've had, stories we tell each othern, shenanigans, the road we walk down, people in town, characters, the local shop, bus drivers, meat heads, dealers, local yokels, people who we meet, our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers.
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