Hoosier

[ hoo-zher ]
/ ˈhu ʒər /

noun

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

Origin of Hoosier

An Americanism dating back to 1920–30; of uncertain origin

Related forms

Hoo·sier·dom, noun
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Hoosier

/ (ˈhuːʒɪə) /

noun

US a native or inhabitant of Indiana

Word Origin for Hoosier

C19: origin unknown
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