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"yokel" in British English

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yokelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈjəʊ.kəl/  us   /ˈjoʊ-/ usually humorous
a ​stupid or ​awkwardperson who ​lives in the ​countrysiderather 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)

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yokelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈjoʊ·kəl/
a ​person who ​lives in an ​areafar from ​cities, is not ​familiar with ​cityways, and is ​thereforeconsideredslightlystupid Note: This word is offensive
(Definition of yokel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yokel”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指外表可笑的)土包子,乡巴佬…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指外表可笑的)土包子,鄉巴佬…
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