[hik-sahyt] /ˈhɪk saɪt/
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 Friends.
[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
noun 1. a hybrid yew, Taxus media hicksii, having a columnar manner of growth.
- Hick town
noun phrase A small or rural town: any hick town in Kansas (1920+)