Definition of hayseed in English:



  • 1mass noun Grass seed obtained from hay.

    • ‘I had hayseed in my hair, and I think Rock had a little in his hair, too.’
  • 2North American informal A person from the country, especially one who is simple and unsophisticated.

    ‘notices of agricultural sales are an irresistible lure for hicks and hayseeds’
    • ‘TV has yet to yield a Canadian urban aesthetic that broadly appeals to all us former hayseeds who are drawn to urban hubs.’
    • ‘Just because he made his millions hunting for Texas crude hardly means he's a hayseed.’
    • ‘It is tempting to ridicule these creationists, dismissing them as hayseeds and not giving them a second thought.’
    • ‘This was once the home of every hayseed with a goofy hat, a guitar, and a dream.’
    • ‘He managed to raise my ire by repeatedly referring to the Tennessean as some sort of shoeless hayseed.’
    • ‘Mary's father was a violent hayseed.’
    • ‘Daniel decides, on the spur of the moment, to marry a daffy little blonde hayseed named Bonnie Dee Peacock.’
    • ‘There is some sort of derision of the farming community as a bunch of hayseeds.’
    • ‘That Turturro can be convincing both as a Russian chess master and a Mississippi hayseed is a testament to his versatility as a performer.’
    • ‘I generally loathe modern country, which is simply bland pop-oriented music with a hayseed singing.’
    • ‘No matter how good he is at playing a hayseed, he should start getting a little nervous about being typecast.’
    • ‘She lays on the hayseed vernacular awfully thick, both in her dialogue and her narration.’
    • ‘Think of us as straw-sucking hayseeds who don't have a clue.’
    • ‘The Savage family consists of a bunch of stubborn hayseeds that get real angry when crossed.’
    • ‘They're just as cute as the others, but in a hayseed way.’
    • ‘On the surface, this is the story of a charming hayseed President who goes with his gut feeling.’
    • ‘Health advisers marveled that hayseeds could be so ignorant.’
    • ‘By the final issue I liked it, but the first issue was really hayseed and really backwards.’
    • ‘This confederation of hayseeds took control of North Dakota after World War I.’
    • ‘The movie opens with childhood friends Rafe and Danny pretending to be pilots, to the dismay of Danny's hayseed father.’
    countryman, countrywoman, peasant, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, country bumpkin, bumpkin, yokel, country cousin
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