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Definition of "sooner" []

  • Slang A person who settled homestead land in the western United States before it was officially made available, in order to have first choice of location. (noun)
  • Slang A native or resident of Oklahoma. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sooner" in a sentence
  • "But, if the rumours have a trend, the trend is: 1. Klein will be gone sooner than later emphasis on *sooner*."
  • "But in the forenoon, while Fanny after breakfast took a nap, I snatched an opportunity to cross-question Mrs. Physick, from whom I knew I could sooner or later obtain all she knew, -- the _sooner_ it would be, if she had anything good to tell; as, in my inexperience, I was almost sure she must have."
  • "“Ah, young gentleman, ” said Mr. Deane, with that tendency to repress youthful hopes which stout and successful men of fifty find one of their easiest duties, “that’s sooner said than done, —sooner said than done."