grass , especially that shaken out of .
small bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of .
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel; hick.
seeds or fragments of grass or straw
(US & Canadian, informal, derogatory) a yokel
1570s in the literal sense of “grass seed shaken out of hay,” from hay + seed (n.). In U.S. slang sense of “comical rustic” it dates from 1875. To have hayseed in (one’s) hair was a common mid-19c. way in U.S. to indicate a country person.
The opinion of the court was delivered by Justice Hunt; the chief justice, in whose hair the Ohio hayseed still lingers, delivering a dissenting opinion (etc.) [“The Chronicle,” New York, Nov. 12, 1874]
Rural; provincial: The bad actors perform worse plays in hayseed theaters
(also hayseeder)A farmer; country person: There’s still a lot of hayseed in Senator Chance (1888+)
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. a haycock.
[hey-stak] /ˈheɪˌstæk/ noun 1. a stack of hay with a conical or ridged top, built up in the mowed field so as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and promote drying. /ˈheɪˌstæk/ noun 1. a large pile of hay, esp one built in the open air and covered with thatch n. mid-15c., from hay + […]
[hey-tee] /ˈheɪ ti/ noun 1. former name of (def 1). 2. Also, Haiti. a former name of .
[hey-wawrd] /ˈheɪˌwɔrd/ noun 1. an officer having charge of hedges and fences around a town common, especially to keep cattle from breaking through and to impound stray cattle. [hey-werd] /ˈheɪ wərd/ noun 1. Leland, 1902–71, U.S. theatrical producer. 2. a city in central California, SE of Oakland. /ˈheɪˌwɔːd/ noun 1. (Brit, obsolete) a parish officer […]