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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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
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!"
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?