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Yooper

[ yoo-per ]
/ ˈyu pər /
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noun
a native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (used as a nickname): She can’t wait to get back to Marquette and hang out with her siblings and all the other Yoopers she grew up with.
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Origin of Yooper

First recorded in 1970–75; phonetic respelling of the pronunciation of U.P. + -er1

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