Pronunciation of Yokels
/jˈə͡ʊkə͡lz/, /jˈəʊkəlz/, /j_ˈəʊ_k_əl_z/
Usage examples for yokels:
- Yet neither was he a hero to himself nor to the Buckinghamshire farmers and yokels who depended on him. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- This afternoon he was prepared to do almost anything for next to nothing: and after twenty sedentary miles he was on his legs as often as not in the next two or three, asking his way at likely lodges, or from strolling bands of shaven yokels, all Sunday collars and cigarettes. - "The Crime Doctor", Ernest William Hornung.
- Why, she has been the life of the town, sir; she has waked us and set us all a- dancing like yokels at a May- pole or a ring- around- a- rosy! - "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.