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Illinoisan

[il-uh-noi-uh n or, sometimes, -noi-zuh n]
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Illinois.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Illinois or its inhabitants.
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Also Illinoian, Il·li·nois·i·an.

Origin of Illinoisan

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Examples from the Web for illinoisan

Historical Examples

  • Had he lived, the brave young Illinoisan might have been another Custer.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman

    J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

  • The Illinoisan was not upon the piazza when the coach drove away.

    The Coward

    Henry Morford

  • The bewildered Illinoisan betook himself at once to the President and related the result of the conference.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories

    Alexander K. McClure

  • Stephen's mind was in the process of a chemical change: Suddenly it seemed to him as if he had known this tall Illinoisan always.

    The Crisis, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • The bewildered Illinoisan betook himself at once to the President, and related the result of his conference.


British Dictionary definitions for illinoisan

Illinoisan

Illinoian (ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪən) or Illinoisian (ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪzɪən)

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Illinois
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Illinois or its inhabitants
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