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cornhusker

[ kawrn-huhs-ker ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌhʌs kər /
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noun

a person or thing involved in the husking of corn.
(initial capital letter) a Nebraskan (used as a nickname).

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Origin of cornhusker

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; corn1 + husk + -er1
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