Definition of yokel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈjəʊkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjoʊkl//
(often humorous)
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if you call a person a yokel, you are saying that they do not have much education or understanding of modern life, because they come from the countryside Word Originearly 19th cent.: perhaps figuratively from dialect yokel ‘green woodpecker’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yokel