In the rural midwest (Oklahoma, Texas, etc.): a dignified, countrified, vulgar man ranging from middle to old age. Usually sporting a dark tan from years of construction, plumbing, painting, or roofing work in the sun. Buzzards can be identified as wearing Levi's snap button shirts with a soft pack of Doral lights in the front pocket, old Wrangler jeans hanging past their crack with a snuff can ring on the back pocket, paint spattered, dusty work boots, and any assortment of old baseball caps. They listen to '70s country music (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson. Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., David Allan Coe) and frequent pool halls and state fairs. Some buzzards overlap into the biker subculture, wearing long ZZ Top beards, black leathers, and sporting tattoos. They are tough on the outside, but generally teddy bears when you get to know them.
They are separated from the redneck subculture in that they have a dignity about them - a stoic pride from years of work and hard living. Some buzzards have a romantic disposition about the world around them and are more good timin' men that belligerent white trash.
Buzzards can be defined perfectly by this line from a Waylon Jennings song:
"Those that don't know him won't like him and those that do sometimes won't know how to take him."
"Let's go get a beer in that buzzard bar over there. Those buzzards are burly and hilarious."
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