Refers to a person from the state of Indiana. Most people including Hoosiers themselves don’t even know how the term originated. Early folklore suggests it originated from early settlers who said “who’s yer” when answering their door. Another theory states that it came from early fierce rivermen called “hushers” who would “hush” or silence their adversaries. By the early 1800s "hoosier" was widely used in Indiana to refer to poor farmers or ignorant, rustic people in general. It is one of the most well-known of state nicknames. True, there are Buckeyes of Ohio and the Tarheels of North Carolina, but none has had the popular usage accorded Hoosier.

The culture of Hoosiers is conservative, laid-back and may seem like hicks by persons from either coast, but not anymore backwards than anywhere else. They are an average folk in America’s heartland who live in small towns, sizeable communities and their suburbs. Hoosiers are known for their deep love for basketball, but only at the high school and college level, despite having an NBA team (Pacers). It is practically a religion, especially at tournament time. The RCA Dome in Indianapolis fills to capacity as high school teams compete in the state’s basketball tournaments. Hoosiers are often divided in loyalty between the Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers. The term “Hoosier Hysteria” describes the state’s love for basketball and was depicted in the movie Hoosiers. Auto racing is also big for Hoosiers and actually brings in more dollars than basketball. The Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 are held in Indianapolis and are the world’s two largest single-day sporting events. Hoosier dialect is diverse but may sound a bit southern to those from the upper Great Lakes, but not as distinct as Kentucky. Some with a southern draw live in and around the Indianapolis area and most points south. Hoosier culture, as of lately, has become famous for:

1. Complaining about your state of
Indiana rather than getting off your fat, lazy ass and doing something to
make it better.
2. Complaining about absolutely
everything, even the good that will
benefit their state.
3. Ignorantly complaining their state is the worst while not realizing it is average; some states are worse
and some are better.
4. Ignorantly complaining of the
alleged “lack of jobs,” while not
realizing it has faired better than
other regional states.
5. Refusing to adapt to change even for the better.
6. Ignorantly complaining about the alleged “lack of jobs” while also
complaining when a corporation wants
to expand in the state.
7. Blaming the good Governor for
everything, even the good.
8. Blaming the Governor for your
personal shortcomings.
9. Blaming the Legislature for your shortcomings.
10. Complaining about the poor quality of roads while also complaining
about road construction to improve
them.
Hoosiers are good people but constant whiners who act like they have no life.
#indiana #midwest #basketball #hicks #rednecks #farmers
by krock1dk December 02, 2007
who fucking knows? somebody from Indiana.
1: what in the fuck is a hoosier?
2: I think we'll be alright if we never find out.
by #34 July 19, 2004
A term given to the male ejaculatory fluid known as semen.
I am going to blow my hoosier on your face.
#semen #jizz #cum #load #ejaculate
by Pete12345678 October 12, 2007
what ppl from west county (the wealthest part of st. louis) consider anyone not from west county, meaning any middle or lower class person. also known as a redneck or white trash.
(at plaza frontenac)
girl 1: wow look at that hoosier
girl 2: yeah i mean who wears overalls and drives a pickup?
by west county girl August 16, 2004
a very long time ago, there was a man named HOOSA (who-za), he ran the docks on the Ohio River. He only liked to hire folks from indiana to work, because he thought that they worked hard. they became known as Hoosa's men, then just Hoosa(s), then Hoosiers, their are many definition's as i have read, but this seems to be the one that alot of the older people in indiana seem to know, other than that: GO HOOSIERS!!!!!!!! as far as what the canadians say that would be HOSER, HOSE-ER, not Hoosier
Basketball may have been born in Springfield, Mass. But, it moved to BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA to grow up
Mascot of the best college in the nation - Indiana University. Home of the greatest basketball program in history. Go HOOSIERS!
Also, a nickname for residents of Indiana. People who live in Indiana are called Hoosiers (notice they are not called Boilermakers - mascot of Indiana's rival, Purdue University, which is sucks at life & everything else.)
The Indiana Hoosiers are the best basketball team in the nation.
#indiana university #indiana #basketball #nicknames #residents
by Sashlee August 20, 2007
Hoosiers can often be found walking like they have corn cobs up their butt, or like they have been riding horses all day. They are from hillbilly areas like St. Charles, MO, and have a general lack of respect for social decencies: nose-picking, drunken car stealing, having excessively hairy chests, and gambling in public.

They are very picky eaters.
Ryan Green is the biggest hoosier anyone has ever seen. "Narrr, I hate Taka."
#hillbilly #hick #st. charles #horses #flood plain
by Adam C. Brown August 14, 2006
a word people from west county(the richest, most prestigious part of st.louis) call someone not from west county...who wear camoflouge,are poor,have no education,work @ a low income place...sick
west county girl 1: OMGOSH SICKKKK! look @ that fucking hoosier...ummm camoflauge overalls and a pickup truck...
west county girl 2: sick i fucking know...lets LEAVE RIGHT NOW
by RiCh WeSt CouNTy GiRl September 08, 2004
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