Definition of Hoosier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈho͞oZHər/


North American
A native or inhabitant of Indiana.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Hoo·sier

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