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keannu

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If someone is wearing some fashion out of date, we usually tease him or her by saying "He's countrified"
How do you say something out of date or worse quality that seems to fit rural people or a hillbilly?

I don't know if "behind the times" is common and proper in this example here. Do native speakers also have the notion that rural things are worse than urban things? We Koreans tend to regard rural things as inferior to urban things, that's why we use "countryside or countrified" to tease something or someone out of date.

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A: Look at him, isn't he handsome?
B: Yes, he is. But he's behind the times.
A: You mean his hair style?
B: Not only hair style, he's also wearing 80's style fashion.
 

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If someone is wearing some fashion out of date, we usually tease him or her by saying "He's countrified"
I've not heard the word used in that way.
 

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We might use the word "rustic" in this situation. It would imply from the country, unsophisticated, lacking in refinement.

However, this can be a double-edged situation. If articles such as fruit bowls, breadboards, or indeed the entire decoration of a room is "rustic", this is seen as a good thing, as in this case it means wholesome, simple, back-to-nature.

"Bucolic" is another word that you'll find in novels to describe people from the country, although not necessarily their attire.
 

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(Do you know how badly I want some nice, rustic, thick-crusted peasant bread now? Thanks for that!)

He looks like a throw-back to the 60s/80s/etc.

To be honest, unless someone had as a mullet and a Members-Only jacket, or an add-a-bead necklace, I wouldn't know they weren't in style today.
 

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Thanks a lot! What about "countrified" or "tacky"? I seem to have heard it in a Canadian soap opera when I was in Canada.
 
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