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The use of the word â??Hoosierâ?? became widely popular in the 19th century. By 1848, Bartlettâ??s Dictionary was calling it "a name for personâ??s from Indiana". There is no one definition and meanings range from derogatory, describing rough, tumble and somewhat uncouth persons to flattering, depicting hearty and courageous settlers.

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Q: Why is Indiana called the hoosier state?
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