noun Etymology: Oklahoma + -ie Date: 1918 sometimes disparaging a migrant agricultural worker; especially one from Oklahoma in the 1930s

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  • Okie — migrant agricultural worker, especially one driven from farms in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, 1938, short for U.S. state of OKLAHOMA (Cf. Oklahoma). Okie use ta mean you was from Oklahoma. Now it means you re a dirty son of a bitch. [John… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Okie — ☆ Okie [ō′kē ] n. [ OK(LAHOMA) + IE] a migratory agricultural worker, esp. one who migrated west from Oklahoma or other areas of the Great Plains because of drought, farm foreclosure, etc., in the late 1930s: often a disparaging term …   English World dictionary

  • Okie — For the J. J. Cale album, see Okie (album). Rear view of an Okie s car, passing through Amarillo, Texas, heading west, 1941 Okie is a term dating from as early as 1907,[1] originally denoting a resident or native of Oklahoma. It is derived fr …   Wikipedia

  • ÖKIE — Die Österreichischen Geodätischen Kommission (ÖGK), bis in die 1990er Jahre Österreichische Kommission für die internationale Erdmessung (ÖKIE), ist eine Fachkommission für Höhere Geodäsie. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Tätigkeitsfeld 2 Geschichte 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Okie — Als Okies bezeichnete man eine Gruppe von Wirtschaftsflüchtlingen, die in den 1930er Jahren vor den wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Großen Depression , aber auch vor der ökologischen Katastrophe im sogenannten Dust Bowl aus Oklahoma nach Kalifornien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Okie — Vue de l arrière d une voiture d un Okie partant vers l ouest, à Amarillo, Texas, 1941 Okie est un terme qui date du début du XXe siècle[réf. nécessaire] et qui désigne un résident ou un natif de l Oklahoma. Le terme est dérivé du nom de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Okie — noun /ˈoʊ.ki/ A person from Oklahoma. Will Rogers is considered a famous Okie. Syn: Oklahoman, Sooner …   Wiktionary

  • Okie — Recorded in a number of spelling forms including: Oakey, Okey, Oki and Okie, this interesting surname is medieval English. It is also residential and is derived from the pre 7th century Olde English word ac meaning the oak tree. The surname has… …   Surnames reference

  • okie — Okay. Hey, man, it s okie you didn t show up yesterday …   Dictionary of american slang

  • okie — Okay. Hey, man, it s okie you didn t show up yesterday …   Dictionary of american slang

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