[ahy-uh-wuh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Iowa.

Origin of Iowan

First recorded in 1840–50; Iow(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for iowan

Contemporary Examples of iowan

Historical Examples of iowan

  • 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.

  • The celebrated volume by our fellow Iowan, Mr. What's-his-name?'


    Ellis Parker Butler

  • The Iowan was silent for a moment, as if, hushed by the weighty thought.

  • The loess is thickest near the margin of the Iowan till sheet and thins progressively both north and south.

    Climatic Changes

    Ellsworth Huntington

British Dictionary definitions for iowan


  1. a native or inhabitant of Iowa
  1. of or relating to Iowa or its inhabitants
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