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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HILLBILLY

Obviously a hillbilly, he carried a carbine as though it were a part of him.

Why should he assume a hillbilly family from way out in Oregon was any different?

We got a whole platoon to shoot out and I want to see that hillbilly do the same thing in the standing position.

The radio in the car was yangling with hillbilly songs, the only thing you can pick up in Ohio, but I didn't care.

Nobody had any money except the hillbilly and he went home for the three days and really lived it up.

Jeff, who knew that it's as easy to trade a hillbilly out of his hand as to separate him from his rifle, continued to work calmly.

WORD ORIGIN

"southern Appalachian U.S. resident," by 1892, from hill + masc. proper name Billy/Billie.

In reference to a type of folk music, first attested 1924.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HILLBILLY

common people

nounpeople in general
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