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Midwest

[mid-west]
noun
  1. Middle West.
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adjective
  1. Also Mid·west·ern. Middle Western.
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Origin of Midwest

Related formsMid·west·ern·er, noun
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Midwest

Middle West

noun
  1. the N central part of the US; the region consisting of the states from Ohio westwards that border on the Great Lakes, often extended to include the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys
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Word Origin and History for midwest

Midwest

n.

1926, in U.S. geographical sense, from earlier Midwestern (1889) in reference to a group of states originally listed as W.Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas; now generally meaning states somewhat further northwest. Related: Midwesterner.

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