(n.) = churl ; rube ; hick ; redneck ; hillbilly ; yokel ; country bumpkin ; bumpkin ; hayseed. Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?. Ex: Good heavens, if American culture isn't about wearing baggy pants, baseball caps and talking like a rube, what is it all about then?. Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'. Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation. Ex: This unique book stands as a testament to the enduring place of the hillbilly in the American imagination. Ex: The prizefighter hit the yokel a hundred times while the yokel held up his arms in stunned surprise. Ex: And she said I wonder how on earth that country bumpkin found his way to town. Ex: Are you such bumpkins that you can't even recognize a French name?. Ex: But, I'm not such a hayseed that I don't know a good thing when I see it. (adj.) = tacky ; tawdry . Ex: There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course. Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.