[ joh-lee-et; for 1 also French zhaw-lye ]

  1. Louis [lwee], /lwi/, 1645–1700, French explorer of the Mississippi, born in Canada.

  2. a city in NE Illinois.

Words Nearby Joliet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Joliet in a sentence

  • Marquette's and Joliet's voyage of discovery ended at the same spot—the site of the future town of Napoleon.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)