Definition of redneck in English:



North american
derogatory, informal
  • A working-class white person, especially a politically reactionary one from a rural area.

    ‘rednecks in the high, cheap seats stomped their feet and hooted’
    [as modifier] ‘a place of redneck biases’
    • ‘Would you please tell Derb that not all Southerners are rednecks.’
    • ‘You know, rednecks get married when they're teenagers and stuff.’
    • ‘But now the rednecks are calling the shots, and the neocons are telling them how.’
    • ‘The rednecks were attacking us from the top of the rock.’
    • ‘It made most people look like unsophisticated rednecks.’
    • ‘This is a chapter about working, again: I make fun of rednecks in here.’
    • ‘A large portion of people at the school were rednecks, and hugely homophobic.’
    • ‘In the first example, he's parodying southern rednecks.’
    • ‘It does not make the grade in what is otherwise a magnificent satire of white, redneck cultural values.’
    • ‘So one of these rednecks tells a racist joke and they're all laughing, except the big guy.’
    • ‘The book is careful not to stereotype Evie's family as ignorant rednecks.’
    • ‘And I remember listening to that back in Georgia, and I watched rednecks laugh at it.’
    • ‘The small businesspeople are the rednecks that run the town and suppress the people.’
    • ‘‘Hopefully I am making a connection with the rednecks of Texas,’ he says with a deep laugh.’
    • ‘When most people hear about Memphis they think of rednecks and country people.’
    • ‘At one point in my life, I lived in a trailer, hung out with tobacco spitting rednecks, and spoke with an extreme drawl.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘White trash rednecks from backward places such as Texas are an even easier target over there.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The local rednecks were angry that immigrants from the future were taking their jobs, and were discussing what to do about it.’


From the back of the neck being sunburned from outdoor work.