AskDefine | Define hayseed

Dictionary Definition

hayseed n : not very intelligent or interested in culture [syn: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, bumpkin, chawbacon]

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  • /ˈheɪˌsid/ (GenAm)


From hay + seed.


  1. Seeds from grass that has become hay.
  2. Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
  3. (only countable) A rustic person; a yokel or bumpkin. [Also used attributively: e.g. a hayseed name.]

Extensive Definition

The Hayseed is a 1919 short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.



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