Okie(redirected from Dust Bowl migrant)
1. 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.
2. Slang A native or inhabitant of Oklahoma.
[Ok(lahoma) + -ie.]
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1. an inhabitant of Oklahoma
2. an impoverished migrant farm worker, esp one who left Oklahoma during the Depression of the 1930s to work elsewhere in the US
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usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting, implying that the farm worker is homeless, poor, uneducated, or the like.—n.
Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (a term used to refer to a migrant farm worker, esp. one from Oklahoma during the Depression.)
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