1. [19C+] (US, also hooshier) a native of Indiana.
2. [19C+] (US, also hooshier, hosier, hoozier) a peasant, a rustic simpleton.
3. [mid-19C+] (US Und.) a gullible person.
4. [late 19C+] (US tramp) a ‘farmer’.
5. [late 19C+] (US) an amateur, novice or incompetent.
6. [1910s] (US Und.) a local small-town police officer.
7. [1930s–40s] (US prison) a prison visitor.
see under fiend n.
[1920s] (US tramp) to act like a simpleton.