Definition of Okie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōkē/

noun (plural Okies)

US informal
1A native or inhabitant of Oklahoma.
Example sentences
  • He picks from sunrise to sundown for an old Okie family.
  • When I was 12 in the early 1960s, my Okie father bought me a bottle of cherry vodka, which I could drink when I wanted.
  • A touring singer of the ‘country crooning style’, her cheery Okie songs - covered in the spit and hiss of old 78s - heighten the play's avant-weird air.
1.1 historical, derogatory A migrant agricultural worker from Oklahoma who had been forced to leave during the Depression of the 1930s.
Example sentences
  • I love that idea of an adult influence on kids and also the idea that those children, the Okies, at that time were considered un-teachable.
  • They come to a blockade where they are kept from entering a town that does not want any ‘goddamn Okies.’
  • We can't let these Okies get out of hand.

Words that rhyme with Okie

chokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee

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Syllabification: O·kie

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