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Okie

[oh-kee] /ˈoʊ ki/ Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
noun
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of Okinawa.
adjective
2.
belonging to the Okinawan people.
Origin of Okie
1935-1940
1935-40; Ok(inawa) + -ie
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Okie

/ˈəʊkɪ/
noun (US, slang, sometimes offensive)
1.
an inhabitant of Oklahoma
2.
an impoverished migrant farm worker, esp one who left Oklahoma during the Depression of the 1930s to work elsewhere in the US
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Okie

"migrant agricultural worker," especially one driven from farms in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, 1938, short for U.S. state of Oklahoma.

"Okie use' ta mean you was from Oklahoma. Now it means you're a dirty son-of-a-bitch." [John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath," 1939]

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Okie 1

noun
  1. A migratory worker, esp one in the 1930s who had to leave home because of dust storms; arky
  2. A native or resident of Oklahoma; sooner (1935+)

Okie 2

noun

A native or resident of Okinawa (WWII armed forces)


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Okie

Oklahoman
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