Definition of Sooner State in English:

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Sooner State

Pronunciation: /ˈso͞onər ˌstāt/
A nickname for the state of Oklahoma.

Origin

Sooner in the sense “one who acts prematurely,” i.e., a person who tried to get into the frontier territory of Oklahoma before the US government opened it to settlers in 1889.

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Syllabification: Soon·er State

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