Jayhawker definition

jāhôkər
(informal) A native or resident of Kansas.
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(informal) A person born or living in Kansas.
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One of the free-soil guerrillas in Kansas and Missouri during the border disputes of 1854 to 1859.
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An abolitionist guerrilla of Missouri and Kansas in Civil War days.
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A Unionist guerrilla.
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A robber, raider, or plunderer.
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An abolitionist raider in the Kansas-Missouri border skirmishes during the American Civil War.
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A robber or bandit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jayhawker
Plural:
jayhawkers

Origin of jayhawker

  • From jayhawk a fictitious bird

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition