Meaning of “yokel” in the English Dictionary

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"yokel" in British English

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yokelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjəʊ.kəl/ us /ˈjoʊ.kəl/ usually humorous

a stupid or awkward person who lives in the countryside rather than a town, especially one whose appearance is in some way strange or humorous:

He plays the country yokel in the butter ad.

(Definition of “yokel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yokel" in American English

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yokelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈjoʊ·kəl/

a person who lives in an area far from cities, is not familiar with city ways, and is therefore considered slightly stupid

Note: This word is offensive

(Definition of “yokel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)