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eighty-niner

[ey-tee-nahy-ner] /ˈeɪ tiˈnaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a person who began homesteading in Oklahoma in 1889.
Origin of eighty-niner
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05
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