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Hoosier

[ hoo-zher ]

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Indiana (used as a nickname).
  2. (usually lowercase) any awkward, unsophisticated person, especially a rustic.


Hoosier

/ ˈhuːʒɪə /

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Indiana


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Other Words From

  • Hoosier·dom noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hoosier1

An Americanism dating back to 1920–30; of uncertain origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hoosier1

C19: origin unknown
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Example Sentences

Turns out the native Hoosier is also pretty good at helping teammates find their fastest times.

From Time

Our legislators passed laws regarding consent and record keeping to ensure high standards of quality and care for Hoosier women.

Indiana The Hoosier State is a bit like Tennessee, a deeply red state that will occasionally back Democrats.

Hoosier hurried on board the boat, and followed Dick's instructions to the letter.

Harwood had long since exhausted the list of Hoosier statesmen selected for niches in the "Courier's" pantheon.

It has, besides, the Hoosier enterprise, and began to be an important manufacturing place fifteen years ago.

He consented, however, and conducted his brother-humorist and the Hoosier poet to the platform.

They understood him to say that he was a "hoosier," and thereafter applied that name to everybody from Indiana.

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