Jayhawker

[ jey-haw-ker ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌhɔ kər /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Kansas (used as a nickname).
(sometimes lowercase) a plundering marauder, especially one of the antislavery guerrillas in Kansas, Missouri, and other border states before and during the Civil War.

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Origin of Jayhawker

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; of uncertain origin
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