[ ahy-uh-wuhn ]

  1. of or relating to Iowa.

  1. a native or inhabitant of Iowa.

Origin of Iowan

First recorded in 1840–50; Iow(a) + -an

Words Nearby Iowan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Iowan in a sentence

  • For a bit more déjà vu, Republicans, save three Northeasterners, and one Iowan up for re-election, all think it stinks.

  • He was just one more Iowan in a country where Iowans are no novelty.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • The loess is thickest near the margin of the Iowan till sheet and thins progressively both north and south.

    Climatic Changes | Ellsworth Huntington
  • When my master told about his travels, the Iowan became interested, and showed signs of weakening on his ultimatum.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck | R. Pitcher Woodward
  • It thickens to the Iowan drift border, but is not found upon that drift.

    The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
  • Allan Updegraff is a born Iowan whose fame has come early in life.

    Prairie Gold | Various

British Dictionary definitions for Iowan


/ (ˈaɪəʊən) /

  1. a native or inhabitant of Iowa

  1. of or relating to Iowa or its inhabitants

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