"yokel" Definition

  1. a countryman. Probably from yoke, representative of his occupation. Some fancy, however, that the word was originally YOWKEL, in imitation of the broad tones of country labourers.

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Position in the dictionary: 4010 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: yokuff, yorkshire, yorkshire compliment, yorkshire estates;, yorkshire reckoning, younker, your nibs, yoxter, ziff, ziph
Previous words in the dictionary: yid, yellows, yellow-man, yellow-jack, yellow-gloak, yellow-boy, yellow-belly, yay-nay, yarn, yarmouth mittens

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