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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!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Impossible!" he cried, letting down the pedal of the washing basin in which he had been sousing his healthy red neck. "Impossible!" he cried, at the news that Laura had flung over Fertinghof and had made up to Mileev.
Rostov, feeling that he was at the front and in the power of a man toward whom he now admitted that he had been to blame, did not lift his eyes from the colonel's athletic back, his nape covered with light hair, and his red neck. It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
PAIR OF RED NECKS Gordon gifts a goal in similar style to Karius Euro gaffe for Liverpool
Thankfully, Mrs T and Neil Kinnock neutered the worst excesses of unions and guess what, we now have a lower unemployment than when the red necks were running the country in the late 70s.
Here at Petersen's, we're embracing our red necks every week at: PETERSENSHUNTING.COM/REDNECK
Refugee advocates are highly critical of both parties' approach towards asylum seekers and some have accused Gillard of attempting to gain the support of "red necks" in the country's marginal seats.
how I came to know them, real Constabulary men, I had to understand, booted and spurred in their time, great oafs of fellas, built like trees the pair, a helmet apiece and the silver chains they wore then, a silver mail strap coming down below the nose, the thick red necks on them, and the swelled chests, the belted gut below, and the walk they had with it, truncheons busting out of their back pockets, hands behind their backs, square shoulders, the strut of those boots, the skirts of their greatcoats swishing, and the eyes made large and knowing by the authority of the warrant and the white gloves they loved to carry when there wasn't a case in court.
This is a pacy, young teen novel set in small town America with its share of red necks, yokels and struggling families.
Not a Bernard Matthews factory farm where the birds never see the light of day and are dosed up to their red necks in antibiotics.
The narrow-minded red necks refused to let him in their house for the entire year of their relationship but Howard chose to ignore it.
And that people who might one day have very red faces should not accuse other people of having very red necks.
The faithful had broken out the high factor sunscreen but there were still more red necks than a Texan revivalist meeting.
Nine members of the 14-man Red Watch crew - dubbed Red Necks by colleagues - could be warned, fined or sacked after disciplinary hearings.
Diadora also design Rangers' kit and have a new home top for next season - blue with red necks!