[hik-uh-ree, hik-ree] /ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri/
a city in W North Carolina.
noun (pl) -ries
any juglandaceous tree of the chiefly North American genus Carya, having nuts with edible kernels and hard smooth shells See also pecan, pignut (sense 1), bitternut (sense 1), shagbark
the hard tough wood of any of these trees
the nut of any of these trees
a switch or cane made of hickory wood
1670s, American English, from Algonquian (perhaps Powhatan), shortening of pockerchicory or a similar name for this species of walnut. Old Hickory as the nickname of U.S. politician Andrew Jackson is first recorded 1827.
/ˈhɪkɒks/ noun 1. Richard (Sidney). 1948–2008, British conductor; musical director of the City of London Sinfonia and Singers (1971–2008)
[hiks] /hɪks/ noun 1. Edward, 1780–1849, U.S. painter. 2. Granville, 1902–82, U.S. writer, educator, and editor. 3. Sir John Richard, 1904–1989, British economist: Nobel Prize 1972. [hik] /hɪk/ noun 1. an unsophisticated, boorish, and provincial person; rube. adjective 2. pertaining to or characteristic of hicks: hick ideas. 3. located in a rural or culturally unsophisticated […]
[hik-sahyt] /ˈhɪk saɪt/ noun 1. a member of the liberal body of Quakers in the U.S., who asserted the sufficiency of the Inner Light in religious life. 1828, noun and adjective, in reference to a seceding group of American Quakers, from the name of their spiritual leader, Elias Hicks. The remainder were known as Orthodox […]
[hiks-vil] /ˈhɪks vɪl/ noun, Slang. 1. a backward, provincial place; backwater. [hiks-vil] /ˈhɪks vɪl/ noun 1. a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. adjective