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cornhusker

[kawrn-huhs-ker] /ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing involved in the husking of corn.
2.
(initial capital letter) a Nebraskan (used as a nickname).
Origin of cornhusker
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; corn1 + husk + -er1
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