there are basically two categories of hoosier:
A. hoosier by birth
B. hoosier by lifestyle

a hoosier by birth really has no choice but to be a hoosier. They come from a long line of hoosiers, described by St. Louisian Glenn Savan in his book White Palace as "decendants of transplanted Ozark farmers.' Usually overweight, trailor inhabiting, junk food eating, quasi-inbred folks whose idea of luxury is shopping at Wal-Mart and when in the mood for gourmet dining, go to Ponderosa. For the ultimate in entertainment, it's the Jerry Springer Show or pro wrestling. Of course, NASCAR is big also. But the mecca of the true hoosier is Six Flags Ovcr Mid-America in Eureka, MO. A disproportinate number of hoosiers can be found at hospitals, as both patients and visitors, a result of a lifetime of artery clogging, blood pressure raising diet and smoking cigarettes. Due to its proximity to Jefferson County, St. Anthony's Hospital in south St. Louis County is a prime spot for hoosier watching,

Hoosiers by lifestyle have no excuse. They more often than not come from decent families but once are grown up and on their own, they choose to live like white trash. They listen to metal music, drink beer in excess, spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks every Fourth of July, allow their dogs to shit in their neighbors' yard, and attend professional sporting events not affordable for born hoosiers, and of course they are drunk and obnoxious at these baseball/football/hockey games.
Only a total hoosier would throw an empty drink cup out of the car window.
by Woody Thomas July 24, 2008
An elaborate game involving at least three people.

The players stand in a wide circle, and regularly switch places. There are many possible rounds, most which have not been recorded.
"Hey man, wanna play some Hoosier?"

"Yeah dude! As long as we include the Blind Round!"
by The Big Cardigan April 09, 2010
in st. louis, mo this term refers to a redneck or hillbilly, so basically most of the white people. outside of stl, hoosier is not widely recognized to have this definition. this confuses outsiders greatly when visiting the city.
Jesus h crist, jon is such a goddamn hoosier! did you see him chewing that tobacco? what a nasty bitch!
by elizkitten January 05, 2004
A native of Indiana that would otherwise be described as a hick. Tends to be very provincial, viewing Indiana as the center of the universe, while reflecting the interests, habits, and dialect of working class people of the state. Politically conservative.
Jim Bob, from Seymour Indiana, is a proud Hoosier who drives a pickup truck with an American Flag waving from it, loves auto racing and basketball, wears a mullet, uses words such as "aint" or "y'all", and considers people from a large city such as New York or Chicago as being weird, un-American big city slickers.
by RMK1 July 14, 2006
Is anyone who is less sophisticated than you.

Origin. Dates back to the 1860's when Pro-South Baptist Indianans moved to St. Louis County and fought Abolitionist German Catholics in a number of battles during the Civil War. Most of the City was Pro-Union and refered to Southern sympathizing County residents as Hoosiers.

Non St. Louis examples are found in the David Mamet penned remake of "We're no Angels" starring Sean Penn and Robt. DeNiro. Penn's Character says... "I look like a Hoosier or something." Also in Joseph Pistones Autobiographical "Donnie Brasco," Sonny Black uses Hoosier as an epithet.
For example if I were an eighth grade graduate then I would think that all those who dropped out in seventh grade were Hoosiers. If I wore a mullet all those with rat tails would be Hoosiers.

Also used in the common quip... "Hoosier daddy," as a joke on someones questionable paternity.

I have a masters degree and live in Portland, OR. To me those folks who live in West County, Clayton, U-City and Ladue that only have Bachelors degrees are Hoosiers
by Jason Garrett Hitzert July 29, 2005
Someone that is not current in social circumstances or attire. This person is in the middle between farm raised and white trash (WT). This person is friendly and would not try and hurt others, unlike WT.
Sam drives a camaro, he wheres flannel shirts, and has a mullet.

by John Rhine June 07, 2003
Derived from the banks of the Ohio river, especially in southern Indiana, when people would (knife) fight and someone would lose an ear (def. 1).
Drunk Observer: "Hey, Ya'll, who's ear (hoosier)."
My German Uncle in Christmas Mass: "Alex, stop chewing gum in church like a Hoosier!"
by bocephus2 March 18, 2008
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

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