Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Used as a nickname for a native or resident of Indiana.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native or resident of the American state of Indiana.
  • n. An alumnus of Indiana University.
  • n. An uneducated, tasteless Caucasian person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inhabitant of the State of Indiana: a nickname: also used adjectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or resident of Indiana

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "You hear the term Hoosier hospitality, and I really didn't know what that meant, coming from New Orleans, where you hear southern hospitality," says Manning, the league's only four-time MVP who guided the Colts to the NFL title three years ago, in the same stadium.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Kolar said she called the Hoosier Lottery office for instructions on how to collect and immediately made the drive to Indianapolis and came back with the check, which she deposited the next day.

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  • But if he's any indication of Indiana's political preferences, pollsters will have a hard time calling the Hoosier State Nov. 4.

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  • « The Daily 2008 | The RCP Blog Home Page | Showdown in Hoosier Country?

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  • The outside income shows that serving in "Congress is an elitist game," said Greg Fettig, the founder of an Indiana tea-party group called Hoosier Patriots.

    Side Jobs Bolster Some Lawmakers' Paychecks

  • Sometimes known as the Hoosier Gardener, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp lives in Indianapolis, where she manages perennials and woody plants for a large, independent garden center.

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  • A day after Lugar issued his "" Let's rumble '' challenge to Helms, Weld hadn't called the Hoosier to thank him.

    A Summer Squall

  • So I am a Southern Hoosier, which is either redundant or interesting combo depending on your familiarity with those two groups.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • D'ALESSIO (on camera): So, after driving through Indiana and not being able to figure out if there are more Bears fans or Colts fans, we at least now know why it's called the Hoosier state.

    CNN Transcript Feb 4, 2007

  • Most foreigners know it as the Mexican Hat Dance, perhaps because it would take 3 paragraphs to explain what 'jarabe' means and another three to explain what 'tapatio' means (it's the nickname for a person of Jaliscan origins~think about why someone from the State of Indiana is called a Hoosier or an Ohio native is a Buckeye).

    syrup jarobe o miel

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