Yooper


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Yoo·per

 (yo͞o′pər)
n. Michigan & Northern Wisconsin
A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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By mercilessly displaying the warts of Yooper culture, Riekki has probably made himself as unwel-come as Thomas Wolfe did by writing Look Homeward, Angel.
Let me say that, as an erstwhile Yooper, I am not especially fazed by the script's deer-murdering aspects, even though I do not hunt either.
PaulBunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends
The Upper Peninsula is again brought vividly to life by this author who, along with fellow Yooper William Kent Krueger, seems to completely "own" this part of the United States, just below the Canadian border, in their fictional endeavors.
Merriam-Webster defines Yooper in a simple fashion, as "a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan--used as a nickname," noting that the word originated with the abbreviation for the Upper Peninsula and that its first usage occurred in 1977.
Jerry Sarasin is a Yooper from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.