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hillbilly

a person from the country. The Beverly Hillbillies is a classic American sitcom about a rural family that strikes it rich and moves to a mansion in Beverly Hills.

Country Code:US
Submitted February 20th, 2004 by: Anonymous

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I think specifically from the Appalachian mountains of eastern US (West Virgina and points south), where there was (is still, to some extent) an isolated population originating apparently from Shakespearean England, judging by archaic language forms. Famously independent, clannish, woodswise and for making their own liquor, which brought them into conflict with the "revenooers." There were at least a couple of family feuds (of the fatal variety) that carried on for generations. Comment by: dbeierl   

 
 

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