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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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Figurative groupings by artists Fred Yokel, Bill Abright and Marc Lancet provide a broader social narrative.
Yokel is a "Zwickel bier." The term "Zwickel" comes from the German word referring to the "Tap on a Beer Vat."
I can already hear some readers saying, "Roy, did you bring this yokel aboard so he can feed us that same old revolver versus autoloader crap?" Well--yes and no.
"The Alzheimer's risk with aluminum hasn't been well defined," says Robert Yokel, a University of Kentucky pharmacy professor who is studying aluminum for the NIEHS.
There are fourteen chapters on a series of performances or questions such as the difference between Stanley Cavell's racist yokel who rushed on stage to save Desdemona and the medieval spectator, again in Metz, who saved a priest playing Christ from dying on the cross.
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.
Vanessa Junkins, Lee Yokel, John Kempton, & Doug Haywick, Department of Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile Al, 36688
During his reefer-induced fantasy in the prologue, Invisible Man describes a prizefighter boxing a yokel:
That view got turned upside down early in the 1990s when David Yokel, now of the Bureau of Land Management in Fairbanks, Alaska, made unusually detailed observations.
of the apocryphal incident of the southern yokel "who rushes to the stage to save Desdemona from the black man."(2) The "joke" is not so much that the yokel thinks that Desdemona--a white actress performing in the old South--is really being killed, but rather, that he believes that the white actor playing Othello is really black.
Tarlton takes his place in theatrical history as creator of the stage yokel; his performance is thought to have influenced William Shakespeare's creation of the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream , and Tarlton is said to have been the model for the court jester Yorick described in Hamlet.
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.
In passages of mingled satire and lyricism, Wolfe develops the cultural conflict of Christian and Jew, yokel and city dweller.
He looms before you in close-up like Ernest, the loquacious yokel of a thousand TV commercials.
Adapted by RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, there is plenty of humour sandwiched between the tragedy, with morris dancing yokel Cuddy Banks (superbly played by Dafydd Llyr Thomas) providing much amusement when he befriends the devil dog, oblivious to its sinister powers.