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A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yoopers are known to be extremely friendly and welcoming people and make anyone feel at ease. Most tourists leave the UP with a feeling that they can't wait to return.

Like other areas of the US, there is a regional dialect.
The dialect most associated with the Upper Peninsula is one with a strong Finnish influence. The reason the Finnish language seems to have had the most lasting impression on the dialect of the Upper Peninsula goes back to the mining boom. When Finnish immigrants first came to the Upper Peninsula.


"It is one of the prettiest places in the world".
---Henry Ford, 1920's---

I'm a Yooper and proud of it! :)
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A term used to reference cannabis/marijuana/weed.
This Jazz Cabbage got me zooted. Jazz Cabbage is less harmful than Squares. I’m smoking that Jazz Cabbage boy.
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Yooper is a common term for residents of the Upper Penisula of Michigan. It is derived from the initials U.P. which is pronounced you-pee. U.P. stands for Upper Peninsula, as opposed to the lower peninsula of Michigan.

It is not a derogortory term. It is used mainly by residents of lower Michigan and Wisconsin.
That person is a yooper from Escanaba, Michigan.

Yoopers make fun of Trolls. Trolls are from 'down below', referring to lower Michigan.
Yoopers come from above the bridge, referring to the Mackinac Bridge, which separates upper Michigan from lower Michigan.
Yoopers have a habit of saying 'youse guy's' or often putting 'eh' after a statement. ie; Hey,youse guys, we're proud to be yoopers, eh?.
by superyouper October 16, 2005
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An individual from the U.P. of Michigan
My parents were raised in Northern Michigan so they are Yoopers.
by Tbone April 16, 2003
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Someone who lives, OR WAS BORN, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
I am a Yooper. originally from Escanaba,MI, who lives in the Chicago area
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found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Usually get stereotyped as having an accent when in all actuality many don't. A common misconception, many get the accent confused with that of Minnesotans. Those Yoopers who do carry the "accent" are usually transplants from other states and start speaking this way because they think they should. They are also the most generous and nicest people you will ever meet.
Out of Stater: So you're a yooper, eh?
Yooper: I don't fucking talk like that, and yes I do originate from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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someone who makes fun of trolls for their reaction to three feet of snow
troll: man, we got a lot of snow
yooper: eh?
troll: three feet, man!
yooper: yah
troll: no school, man, it was sweet
yooper: you closed school for three feet of snow?!?!??!?
troll: you like excessive punctuation, don't you?
by cardenio February 04, 2005
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