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noun: An unsophisticated person who comes from a rural area.
Alluding to a person with straw in his clothes or smelling of hayseed and regarded as a country bumpkin. Earliest documented use: 1577.
"A hayseed with a Midwestern twang, Carnegie arrived in New York in his 20s with the usual mix of big dreams and shallow pockets."
How to Succeed; Dale Carnegie; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 2, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Don't be yourself. Be someone a little nicer. -Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (1913-1983)