An uncommon word describing a hick or hillbilly. I use it to describe some of the more "colorful" people where I am from. No teeth, chews tobacco, 2 sets of clothes (work clothes and Sunday clothes), usually lives 2 hours or more from the nearest general store, and some are seen walking the back country roads (or searching rivers) with a stick and a bag to pick up the trash and sell it.
"Hey Mom, I saw those damn ridge runners again. They were climbing into the dumpsters and sorting through the trash."