How to Pronounce yokel?

Correct pronunciation for the word "yokel" is [jˈə͡ʊkə͡l], [jˈə‍ʊkə‍l], [j_ˈəʊ_k_əl].

"Yokel" in context

A yokel is a rural person who typically is portrayed as being unsophisticated or out of touch with modern culture. This term can be used as an offensive label or as an endearing nickname. It also has some religious connotations, as the term yokel has been used to describe monks and mendicants who led isolated lives in the countryside.

The yokel has typically been depicted in literature, movies, and other media as an object of ridicule due to their perceived lack of intelligence and naivety.


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