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