One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A working-class white person from the southern US, especially a politically reactionary one.as modifier ‘redneck towns’
- ‘The book is careful not to stereotype Evie's family as ignorant rednecks.’
- ‘But now the rednecks are calling the shots, and the neocons are telling them how.’
- ‘The small businesspeople are the rednecks that run the town and suppress the people.’
- ‘In the first example, he's parodying southern rednecks.’
- ‘When most people hear about Memphis they think of rednecks and country people.’
- ‘Would you please tell Derb that not all Southerners are rednecks.’
- ‘A large portion of people at the school were rednecks, and hugely homophobic.’
- ‘This is a chapter about working, again: I make fun of rednecks in here.’
- ‘If there is a danger of this happening, then I think we need to make it clear to the government that rednecks are not the only people who can impose a political cost.’
- ‘It is hard not to have a sneaking admiration for someone who can enrage southern rednecks as easily as he can rile a group of feminist college students.’
- ‘It does not make the grade in what is otherwise a magnificent satire of white, redneck cultural values.’
- ‘The local rednecks were angry that immigrants from the future were taking their jobs, and were discussing what to do about it.’
- ‘The rednecks were attacking us from the top of the rock.’
- ‘White trash rednecks from backward places such as Texas are an even easier target over there.’
- ‘You know, rednecks get married when they're teenagers and stuff.’
- ‘It made most people look like unsophisticated rednecks.’
- ‘So one of these rednecks tells a racist joke and they're all laughing, except the big guy.’
- ‘And I remember listening to that back in Georgia, and I watched rednecks laugh at it.’
- ‘‘Hopefully I am making a connection with the rednecks of Texas,’ he says with a deep laugh.’
- ‘At one point in my life, I lived in a trailer, hung out with tobacco spitting rednecks, and spoke with an extreme drawl.’
Mid 19th century: from the idea of the back of the neck being sunburned from outdoor work.
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