Definition of Hoosier in English:


Syllabification: Hoo·sier
Pronunciation: /ˈho͞oZHər


North American
  • A native or inhabitant of Indiana.
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    • Bird, a native Hoosier from French Lick, Ind., had a basketball career that placed him in the Hall of Fame in October of 1998.
    • He is a native Hoosier firmly settled in Indy's suburbs.
    • Born William Bailey on February 6, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, our Hoosier hero Axl Rose turns 42 today.


early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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