- a state in the E central United States. 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Capital: Frankfort. Abbreviation: KY (for use with zip code), Ken., Ky.
- a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 miles (415 km) long.
Examples from the Web for kentuckian
His accent, which was Kentuckian and therefore Southern, had helped him also.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Rousseau is a Kentuckian, and it is very encouraging to learn that he talks as he does.
He is a Kentuckian by birth, and says he has kinfolks every-where.
But when the Kentuckian pointed his revolver at the speaker, they pulled to the shore at once.A Lieutenant at Eighteen
MacKinstry, a tall Kentuckian, saluted, and was the first one to speak.Trent's Trust and Other Stories
- a native or inhabitant of Kentucky
- of or relating to Kentucky or its inhabitants
- a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ken., Ky., (with zip code) KY
- a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)
Word Origin and History for kentuckian
U.S. state, earlier a county of Virginia, organized 1776; the name is of Iroquois or Shawnee origin, perhaps a Wyandot (Iroquoian) word meaning "meadow" (cf. Seneca geda'geh "at the field"); the river name seems to have been the original use in English; the native use perhaps was first in reference to a village in Clark County known in Shawnee as Eskippakithiki. Related: Kentuckian.