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  • n. a native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan


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  • Is this pronounced as spelled, or is it more like "U. P.-er"?

    September 28, 2009

  • Upper Peninsula Michiganite.

    September 27, 2009

  • A yooper is a person from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yooper is derived from Upper, and is pronounced You-per due to the Finish accent that most Yoopers have. The opposite of Yooper is Troll (people from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan).

    July 22, 2009