hoosier

Part of speech: noun

A nickname for a native or resident of Indiana.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Henry van Dyke.
  3. The history of his youth is set forth in full in " A Hoosier Holiday." - "A Book of Prefaces", H. L. Mencken.