Corn·​husk·​er ˈkȯrn-ˌhə-skər How to pronounce Cornhusker (audio)
: a native or resident of Nebraska
used as a nickname

Examples of Cornhusker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cornhusker State hit a high score of 85.2 out of 100 in weighted mental health points. Angelica Stabile, Fox News, 12 Oct. 2023 Lions can be hunted in the Cornhusker State from January 2 to February 29 in the Pine Ridge and the Nioroba hunting units. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 28 Sep. 2023 In July, it was announced that Sam is one of eight Cornhusker greats who will be inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2023. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 1 Sep. 2023 Four Cornhusker turnovers played a large part in that, including a game-losing interception on their final drive of the night. Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2023 Howdy Doody is apparently a regular attraction at parades and fairs throughout the Cornhusker State and police just asked the driver to be careful and keep moving. David K. Li, NBC News, 31 Aug. 2023 For fans at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Nebraska volleyball was more than a vehicle for entering the record books: Supporting Cornhusker sports ran in their blood. Santul Nerkar, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2023 Volleyball's Success Nebraska volleyball has built a legacy as storied as the Cornhusker football team, winning five national championships, the most recent in 2017. Kolbe Nelson, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 In a year when tax reform was already the norm, the Cornhusker State raised the bar for the region and the country by simultaneously accomplishing major income- and property-tax reforms. Jim Vokal, National Review, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cornhusker was circa 1948

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“Cornhusker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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