jayhawkers

Jayhawker

[jey-haw-ker]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Kansas (used as a nickname).
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a plundering marauder, especially one of the antislavery guerrillas in Kansas, Missouri, and other border states before and during the Civil War.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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