a migratory agricultural worker, esp. one who migrated west from Oklahoma or other areas of the Great Plains because of drought, farm foreclosure, etc., in the late 1930s: often a disparaging term
Origin of OkieOk(lahoma) + -ie
- Often Offensive Slang A migrant farm worker from the south-central United States, especially one seeking work in the West or Southwest during the 1930s and 1940s.
- Slang A native or inhabitant of Oklahoma.
Origin of OkieOk(lahoma) + –ie.