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Definitions of okie in various dictionaries:
Used as a disparaging term for a migrant farm worker, especially one from Oklahoma during the 1930’s.
OKIE - An Okie is a resident, native, or cultural descendant of Oklahoma. Like most terms that disparage specific groups, it was first applied by the domin...
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|"The Grapes of Wrath" character|
|Dust Bowl victim|
|"___ from Muskogee"|
|Tom Joad, for example|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|a native or inhabitant of Oklahoma.|
|A native or inhabitant of Oklahoma.|
An Okie is a resident, native, or cultural descendant of Oklahoma. Like most terms that disparage specific groups, it was first applied by the dominant cultural group. It is derived from the name of the state, similar to Texan or Tex for someone from Texas, or Arkie or Arkansawyer for a native of Arkansas.|
* In the 1930s in California, the term (often used in contempt) came to refer to very poor migrants from Oklahoma (and nearby states). The Dust Bowl and the "Okie" migration of the 1930s brought in over a million newly displaced people; many headed to the farm labor jobs advertised in California's Central Valley.
* Dunbar-Ortiz (1996) argues that "Okie" denotes much more than being from Oklahoma. By 1950, four million individuals, or one quarter of all persons born in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, or Missouri, lived outside the region, primarily in the West. Prominent Okies in the 1930s included Woody Guthrie. Most prominent in the late 1960s and 1970s were country musician Merle Hagga