[hoo-zher] /ˈhu ʒər/
a native or inhabitant of Indiana (used as a nickname).
(usually lowercase) any awkward, unsophisticated person, especially a rustic.
(US) a native or inhabitant of Indiana
“native or resident of Indiana,” by c.1830, American English, of unknown origin; fanciful explanations were printed in 1830s newspapers. Said to have been first printed Jan. 1, 1833, in the “Indianapolis Journal,” in a poem, “The Hoosiers Nest,” by John Finely, which poem was said to have been written in 1830 [“The Word Hoosier,” “Indiana Historical Society Publications,” vol. IV, No. 2, 1907], and to have been in oral use from late 1820s. Seemingly it originated among Ohio River boatmen; perhaps related to English dialectal (Cumberland) hoozer, used of anything unusually large [Barnhart]. For other theories, see the above quoted source.
[origin uncertain; perhaps related to southern Appalachian hoozer, ”anything unusually large, humdinger”]
A native or resident of Indiana (1826+)
noun 1. a tall kitchen cabinet mass-produced during the early part of the 20th century, usually of oak, featuring an enameled work surface, storage bins, a flour sifter, etc.
noun 1. Indiana (used as a nickname).
[hoot] /hut/ verb (used without object) 1. to cry out or shout, especially in disapproval or derision. 2. to utter the cry characteristic of an owl. 3. to utter a similar sound. 4. Chiefly British. to blow a horn or whistle; toot. verb (used with object) 5. to assail with shouts of disapproval or derision: […]
[hooch] /hutʃ/ noun, Slang. 1. alcoholic liquor. 2. liquor illicitly distilled and distributed. [hooch] /hutʃ/ noun, Military Slang. 1. a thatched hut of southeast Asia. 2. any living quarters, as a barracks. 3. /huːtʃ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of hooch /huːtʃ/ noun 1. (informal, mainly US & Canadian) alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits […]