noun Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
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Contemporary Examples of okie
When do you arrive in this favorite land of yours for you Okie junket?Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight
Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn
October 27, 2013
“Okie From Muskogee” made fun of hippies and extolled small-town virtues, but it did it with some tongue in cheek.Vince Gill Confronts Fringe Groups and Gives Country Some Cred
September 11, 2013
Historical Examples of okie
"Listen, you guys," Okie pounded his fat finger into Sartan's chest.
Okie took the piece between his fingers, examined it and frowned.
Okie lit out from behind the bar and elbowed his way through the crowd.
Okie, the proprietor, was on duty readying the place for the night shift.
Okie arbitrarily judged the gold piece to be worth ten dollars.
noun US slang, sometimes offensive
"migrant agricultural worker," especially one driven from farms in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, 1938, short for U.S. state of Oklahoma.
"Okie use' ta mean you was from Oklahoma. Now it means you're a dirty son-of-a-bitch." [John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath," 1939]