noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of English dialect hoozer anything large of its kind Date: 1826 a native or resident of Indiana — used as a nickname • Hoosier adjective

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  • Hoosier — (pronEng|ˈhuːʒɚ) is the official demonym for a resident of the U.S. State of Indiana. Although residents of most U.S. states typically adopt a derivative of the state name, e.g., Indianan or Indianian , natives of Indiana prefer to avoid these… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoosier — steht für Hoosier (Reifen), eine Autoreifenmarke Hoosier (Eigenbezeichnung), eine Bezeichnung für die Bewohner des US Bundesstaates Indiana Hoosier (Indiana), eine Stadt in Indiana Hoosier Pass, ein Pass in den Rocky Mountains im Bundesstaat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hoosier — native or resident of Indiana, by c.1830, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin; fanciful explanations were printed in 1830s newspapers. Said to have been first printed Jan. 1, 1833, in the Indianapolis Journal, in a poem, The Hoosiers Nest, by John… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hoosier — Hoo sier, n. A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoosier — ☆ Hoosier [ho͞o′zhər ] n. [prob. < dial. (Cumberland) hoozer, something big] Informal a person born or living in Indiana …   English World dictionary

  • Hoosier — Hoosierdom, n. /hooh zheuhr/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Indiana (used as a nickname). 2. (usually l.c.) any awkward, unsophisticated person, esp. a rustic. [1920 30, Amer; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hoosier — noun a) A native or resident of the American state of Indiana. b) An alumnus of Indiana University. Syn: Indianan, white trash …   Wiktionary

  • Hoosier — n. native of Indiana, resident of Indiana (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hoosier — [ hu:ʒɪə] noun a native or inhabitant of the US state of Indiana. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hoosier — hoo·sier …   English syllables

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