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an uneducated white farm laborer, especially from the South.
a bigot or reactionary, especially from the rural working class.
Also, red-necked. narrow, prejudiced, or reactionary:
a redneck attitude.
Synonyms: biased, narrow-minded, intolerant.
Antonyms: fair-minded, open-minded, broad-minded, tolerant, unbiased, impartial.
noun (derogatory)
(in the southwestern US) a poor uneducated White farm worker
a person or institution that is extremely reactionary
reactionary and bigoted: redneck laws

redneck definition

A slang term, usually for a rural white southerner who is politically conservative, racist, and a religious fundamentalist (see fundamentalism). This term is generally considered offensive. It originated in reference to agricultural workers, alluding to how the back of a person’s neck will be burned by the sun if he works long hours in the fields.


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