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Meaning of Jayhawker

Jay•hawk•er

Pronunciation: ( jā'hô"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kansas (used as a nickname).
  2. (sometimes l.c.) a plundering marauder, esp. one of the antislavery guerrillas in Kansas, Missouri, and other border states before and during the Civil War.
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