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redneck

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of red +‎ neck.

NounEdit

redneck (plural rednecks)

  1. (slang, pejorative) An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor white person, typically used to describe residents (of any gender)[1] of the rural Southern United States.
  2. (slang) The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921.[2]
  3. (UK, archaic) The nickname given to Roman Catholics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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  1. ^ Country Music Lyrics New Country Tunes
  2. ^ West Virginia Division of Culture and History