Hoo·sier (noun): Used as a nickname for a native or resident of Indiana.  The origins of Hoosier are
rather obscure, but the most likely possibility is that the term is an alteration of hoozer, an English dialect word
recorded in Cumberland, a former county of northwest England, in the late 19th century and used to refer to
anything unusually large including "a big, burly, uncouth specimen; an individual; a frontiersman, a countryman".