redneck

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of red +‎ neck

NounEdit

redneck (plural rednecks)

  1. (slang, pejorative) An uneducated, unsophisticated, or poor caucasian person, typically used to describe residents (of any gender[1]) of the rural Southern US.
  2. (slang) The nickname given to miners who wore red bandanas for identification during the West Virginia mine war of 1921. [2]

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  2. ^ West Virginia Division of Culture and History
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