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PronunciationEdit

  • /ˈheɪˌsid/ (GenAm)

EtymologyEdit

hay +‎ seed

NounEdit

hayseed (countable and uncountable, plural hayseeds)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. (countable, uncountable) Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin.

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AdjectiveEdit

hayseed (comparative more hayseed, superlative most hayseed)

  1. Characteristic of a hayseed (person).
    • 1988, Richard Sapir, Quest
      And when he got his first demand, he shook his head and put a pained expression on his face, and in his most hayseed manner allowed as how things were kind of different now.