Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 12:25:24 EST From: mai Subject: Re: new word? Does anyone know the derivation/etymology >> or even the meaning of the following : huji/hoojie? It is supposed >> to refer to whites. > >This is a Black E variant of _hoosier._ The earliest example I >know of is from ca1970 in DARE s.v. hoosier 1.b., showing this >pronunciation phonetically. >Jesse Sheidlower >Random House Reference > Thank you for your rapid response. I am amazed at the answer! Thanks again. Mark Ingram maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]