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Cracker State


noun Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.

Georgia (used as a nickname).

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Origin of Cracker State

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Usage note

This nickname is used by inhabitants of Georgia as a positive term of self-reference. But when outsiders use the term, it is usually with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting by people living in Georgia. See also cracker.
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