Definition of Hoosier

1. Noun. A native or resident of Indiana.

Exact synonyms: Indianan
Generic synonyms: American

Definition of Hoosier

1. n. A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana.

Definition of Hoosier

1. Noun. A native or resident of the American state of Indiana.Category:English informal demonyms ¹

2. Noun. An alumnus of Indiana University. ¹

3. Noun. (slang St Louis, Missouri) An uneducated, tasteless Caucasian person. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoosier

Hook of Holland
Hooke's atom
Hooke's gearing
Hooke's law
Hooker's green
Hooker's onion
Hooker's orchid
Hooker-Forbes test
Hooray Henries
Hooray Henry
Hoosier (current term)
Hoosier State
Hoover's sign
Hoover Dam

Literary usage of Hoosier

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Hoosier—contd. 1852 Among the passengers in the cabin was H., a would-be wag, ... 1853 A big double-fisted Hoosier, with a huge pair of yellow whiskers, ..."

2. Indiana Historical Society Publications by Indiana Historical Society (1907)
"The same conclusion will also apply to the story of a Louisville baker, named Hoosier, from whom the term is sometimes said to have come. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"pronounced hoosier. A native of Indiana is called a " Hoosier." Hope. Matthew Prior gives us the following definition of hope : For hope is but the dream of ..."

4. Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive by Alfred Burnett (1863)
"On Vicksburg's hights our flag you raise, Hoosier boys! our Hoosier boys I ... By Richmond's fields, baptized with blood, Hoosier boys! our Hoosier boys! ..."

5. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"A GENUINE Hoosier. ВТ D. CORCORAN. 1843. AN original character is your genuine Hoosier. By genuine, we mean such a one as has all the attributes that ..."

6. Songs of the Soldiers by Frank Moore (1864)
"T^ROM East to West your camp-fires blaze, Hoosier Boys ! our Hoosier Boys! On Vicksburg's heights our flag you raise, Hoosier Boys ! our Hoosier Boys ! ..."

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