Middle Western

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adjective

of or relating to the Middle West.

Origin of Middle Western

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
Also called Midwestern.

Definition for midwestern (2 of 2)

Midwest

[ mid-west ]
/ ˈmɪdˈwɛst /

noun

adjective

Also Mid·west·ern. Middle Western.

Origin of Midwest

Related formsMid·west·ern·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for midwestern (1 of 3)

Midwestern

Middle Western

/ (ˈmɪdˈwɛstən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Midwest of the US or its inhabitants

British Dictionary definitions for midwestern (2 of 3)

Middle Western


adjective

another name for Midwestern

British Dictionary definitions for midwestern (3 of 3)

Midwest

Middle West

/ (ˈmɪdˈwɛst) /

noun

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 midwestern

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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