Definition of Hayseed

1. Noun. A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture.

Exact synonyms: Bumpkin, Chawbacon, Hick, Rube, Yahoo, Yokel
Generic synonyms: Rustic
Derivative terms: Bumpkinly



Definition of Hayseed

1. Noun. Seeds from grass that has become hay. ¹

2. Noun. Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc. ¹

3. Noun. ''(only countable)'' A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin. [Also used attributively: e.g. a ''hayseed'' name.] ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hayseed

1. a bumpkin [n -S] - See also: bumpkin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hayseed

haymaking
haymakings
haymow
haymows
haynesite
hayrack
hayracks
hayrake
hayrakes
hayrick
hayricks
hayride
hayrides
hayrig
hays
hayseed (current term)
hayseeds
haysel
haysels
hayshed
haysheds
haystack
haystacks
haystalk
haystalks
haywagon
haywagons
haywain
haywains
hayward

Literary usage of Hayseed

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1. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"We have farms and we are farmers and they cannot throw any hayseed argument at us, and I am proud of it, although I think my friend will agree with me that ..."

2. Thirty Years of Labor. 1859-1889: In which the History of the Attempts to by Terence Vincent Powderly (1889)
"... idleness— Trades unionist shouts •'hayseed" at the man who would call his attention to the land—The demand for a graduated income tax of no avail—Unjust ..."

3. Wit and Humor of American Statesmen: A Collection from Various Sources (1902)
"... CHAPTER IV hayseed Politics THE "man up a tree," has been located at last. He has been generally presumed to be a hypothetical personage, but he is not. ..."

4. The Good housekeeping hostess: entertainments for all seasons and occasions (1904)
"A hayseed CARNIVAL By DAW A new form of the fashionable barn party which has been so popular during the past year or two is called the hayseed carnival. ..."

5. Judge's Library: A Monthly Magazine of Fun (1887)
"Why do white sheep eat more than black sheep ? Here's a city question for agricultural readers. Well, old hayseed, there's about sixty white sheep to every ..."

6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"hayseed. A countryman. frontier hayseed.—Boston Journal, April 29. (NED) 1891 [He] thought it a base presumption for an " old hayseed " 1889 To send a ..."

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