sooner

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noun soon·er \ˈsü-nər\

Definition of sooner

  1. 1 :  a person settling on land in the early West before its official opening to settlement in order to gain the prior claim allowed by law to the first settler after official opening

  2. 2 capitalized :  a native or resident of Oklahoma —used as a nickname

Origin and Etymology of sooner

sooner, comparative of soon


First Known Use: 1890





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