hayseed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hayseed a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hayseed Grass-seed.
    • n hayseed The redseed, brit, etc., upon which mackerel, menhaden, and other fish largely feed.
    • n hayseed A countryman; austic.
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Usage

In literature:

There's no hayseed in their hair.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
There'll be more hayseeds in the fall.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
Have you room for a hayseed anywhere?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
There's another might be what Monty'd say was a 'hayseed.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
Before long old Hayseed came up and leaned upon the fence.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
You look like a hayseed.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
To and fro across the slippery hayseed the antagonists battled, raising a cloud of dust.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
He had, as sailors say, 'hayseed in his hair' and knew nothing about a ship.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Jest sprinkle bits of straw, an' hayseed, an' sech rubbish over 'em, so it all looks no ways out o' the ordinary.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
And to think that we've bin playin' him right along for a hayseed.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
I'd ruther break in the stoonidest lot o' hayseeds that ever breathed, rather than boys that think they know more'n I do.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Pretty soft for a little hayseed like you!
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
You see," she went on naively, "she said I just couldn't get hunting my beau in Toronto with hayseed sticking all over my hair.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
He hasn't the hayseed out of his hair, boy.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
These hayseeds are money-mad, anyway.
"Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm" by Alice B. Emerson
Mind, I'm not so far left to myself as to believe this, although there, maybe, is some hayseed in my hair.
"Shireen and her Friends" by Gordon Stables
There was no hayseed in his brain; there were no flies on his intellect.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
And when you are a little older and get the hayseed out of your hair, you will know the wisdom of being loyal to your rightful king.
"Yule Logs" by Various
A hayseed, and son of a hayseed!
"Wisconsin in Story and Song;" by Various
Then he took Jim's cowboy hat, and slouched the brim down front like a hayseed boy.
"Curly" by Roger Pocock
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In poetry:

Raised high above the hayseed world
He smokes his painted pipe,
And now surveys the orchard ways,
The damsons clustering ripe.
"The General Elliott" by Robert Graves

In news:

He persona Robert Frost presented to the public was that of an amiable hayseed with a twinkle in his eye: a Yankee nature poet masquerading as a snowy-haired New England farmer.
For nearly 30 years, Lindsey was a staple on prime-time television, playing Goober Pyle, a loveable hillbilly hayseed whose name has since transcended the role, coming to mean a clueless but well-meaning goofball.
The burly gospel/bluegrass vocalist Hayseed , whose real name is Christopher Wyant, said he was "kind of p. Off" once he pulled into the Old Hat Brewery in Lawton for a show in 2001.
From the bosom of the Appalachians, where tales are tall, comes the hillbilly rock band Hayseed Dixie.
The burly gospel/bluegrass vocalist Hayseed, whose real name is Christopher Wyant, said he was "kind of p. Off" once he pulled into the Old Hat Brewery in Lawton for a show in 2001.
Head out to the front porch of your radio and enjoy a tasty musical stew of insurgent Americana, folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriters, twang, spoken word, humor known as The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot.
The uninitiated often think of Guthrie as a hayseed folkie, but he was actually a smart, subversive artist who loved danger and discord.
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