Adjective "yokel" definition and examples

(Yokel may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈjəʊk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

An uneducated and unsophisticated person from the countryside.
  1. 'She confirmed my suspicions of country folk being idiotic yokels as correct.'
  2. 'Well, guess what kids, if the beef industry goes, it's not just going to be the country yokels that are out of a job.'

More definitions

1. a rustic; a country bumpkin.

More examples(as adjective)

"theories can be yokel."

Origin

Early 19th century: perhaps figuratively from dialect yokel ‘green woodpecker’.