a common person, somebody of little intelligence and social status.
originates from elderly country folk
a hayseed could be somebody on the dole by their own desire and living in a council estate
by seamus13 June 09, 2010
derogatory term for a rural member of the American working class. This cutesy term has a demonizing impact on class consciousness, segregating the rural worker from his urban counterpart.
Hayseeds go back to the country, never to be heard from again.
by T-Dog Jenkins March 16, 2005
AKA hay seed

A slow witted or unstylish person from the rural midwest.
The used tractor depot was full of hayseeds and rednecks.
by Verdant December 31, 2004
One who is naive. Especially pertaining to those of rural background.
By wearing his gotchie outside of his overalls, he looked more like a hayseed then a superhero.
by Paul June 24, 2004
In the Military: A derogatory term used by higher ranking members as a sort of "nickname" for those below their own rank.
Hayseed, quit fucking around and get back to work
by teddy098 December 28, 2010
Someone who shovels manure; a shitkicker.

Someone who spends all their time on a farm away from civilization
The grunt that works on the farm was a total hayseed. good for feeding the chickens
by dracula January 23, 2005
Americana singer/songwriter.

Miller Williams, Inaugural poet and father of Lucinda Williams, describes Hayseed's music as "Roots music. Not from just one tree but a whole grove: bluegrass, old-time, country, gospel, folk, rock, soul..."

"Hayseed has been powerfully shaped by the deeply rooted sounds of Southern that is, white gospel music and black gospel. Add on to that. . . dozens of other songwriters whose language is informed by poetry, and you get somewhere near to understanding where his music comes from."

- Grant Alden, No Depression Magazine
by C Irwin May 24, 2006

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