Originally Posted by detjetsfan
The term "Redneck" was actually originally used to describe soldiers from the British Army during the Revolutionary War because of their uniforms. Over the centuries the application and meaning of evolved.
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States.It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks), and white trash..
Are you sure your not thinking of Redcoats??