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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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The company says Yokel is inspired by the German traditions of small village breweries.
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He hit the yokel a hundred times while the yokel held up his arms in stunned surprise.
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.
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.
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He looms before you in close-up like Ernest, the loquacious yokel of a thousand TV commercials.
Now with the acquisition of Yokel, we are able to increase foot-traffic to merchants by driving those searching for products online to their stores.
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.
QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Bedside lamp 8 Tea 9 Arc 11 Bassoon 12 Yokel 13 Ore 14 Eye 15 Unheard 17 Emu 19 Your 21 Rude 23 Sped 25 Lens 27 Dip 29 Embrace 31 Beg 34 Two 36 Rally 37 Tuition 38 Ace 39 Log 40 Herring gull.
The Scutters', a team fronted by a yokel who proudly wears his illiteracy like a badge (probably not 'a badge', actually, because he wouldn't be able to read it) came last.
Second: 1 Seabiscuit, 2 Greenacre Lin, 3 Ellas Pride, 4 Pennys Yokel (m), 5 Mourinho (w), 6 Dashas Deal (w).
Local yokel Becker split to Germany a decade ago and recorded infrequently thereafter.
In passages of mingled satire and lyricism, Wolfe develops the cultural conflict of Christian and Jew, yokel and city dweller.