Definition of Arkie in English:

Arkie

(also Arky)

noun

US
informal, derogatory
  • A native or inhabitant of Arkansas, an Arkansan; specifically one made homeless during the Great Depression and forced to seek employment elsewhere, especially in California. Hence: a simpleton, a country bumpkin (depreciative).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in James Frank Dobie (1888–1964). From Ark- + -y.

Pronunciation

Arkie

/ˈɑːki/