N-COUNT (disapproval)
If someone describes a white man, especially a lower class American from the countryside, as a redneck, they disapprove of him because they think he is uneducated and has strong, unreasonable opinions. [mainly AM, INFORMAL]

A large Texan redneck was shouting obscenities at Ali.

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