1. that of the working class Southerner, is generally believed to derive from individuals having a red neck caused by working outdoors in the sunlight over the course of their lifetime. 2. Southern comedian Jeff Foxworthy defines "redneck" as "a glorious absence of sophistication," stating "that we are all guilty of it at one time or another." I'd have to say jeff is right at one time or other we have all been a redneck in our life. I.ve been there and done it. lol ,You can call me a redneck all day. The only reason i did this is because some get mad about being called it and some misuse it but its only a word.