What does the word hoosier mean?

Usage examples for hoosier

  1. Here on the back Charlton read: P. 8.- Mr. Gray, your Hoosier friend, called on me yesterday, and sent his regards. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  2. The warm, strong grasp of Greatheart's hand is as dear to me as the steadfast fashion of his friendships; the lively, sparkling eyes of the master of Rudder Grange charm me as much as the nimbleness of his fancy; and the firm poise of the Hoosier Schoolmaster's shaggy head gives me new confidence in the solidity of his views of life. – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  3. The history of his youth is set forth in full in " A Hoosier Holiday." – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken