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Cracker State

noun, Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
Georgia (used as a nickname).
Origin of Cracker State
1870-75, Americanism
Usage note
This nickname is used by inhabitants of Georgia as a positive term of self-reference. But when outsiders use the term, it is usually with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting by people living in Georgia. See also cracker. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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