(informal) a native or inhabitant of the (Upper Peninsula of Michigan).
(en proper noun
(North Wisconsin and Yooper) alternative form of James, usually a diminutive, but is also occasionally a given name. An odd quality of this name is that it can often take a definite article the (da'' in yooper dialects,) unlike most english names, I.E. Instead of "Go Tell Jimmer to mow the lawn," "Go Tell ''the (da) Jimmer to mow the lawn."
* 2001 : Escanaba in da Moonlight
English diminutives of male given names
- You see, Da Jimmer has been to outer space and he’s different. Very different.