Origin of Middle Western
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The Copperheads, a group of Midwestern Democrats, made the accusation—and far worse—against President Lincoln during Emancipation.
Except George Spahn had no such dream, nor was he a Midwestern Model T salesman.
Humor, blue eyes, and Midwestern politeness: what more could the ladies (and a good portion of the men) of New York want?The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets|Emily Shire|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The viral infection sending hundreds of Midwestern kids to the hospital is EV-68, a rather nasty strain of enterovirus.
Another Midwestern town, torn by a police shooting, has the answer.Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won't Bring Justice to Ferguson|Candace McCoy|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They looked so midwestern and goofy, and he gave them his wolfy smile—hello, little piggies, here to blow your house down.Makers|Cory Doctorow
If there's any sentiment in man or woman the airs of a spring night in our midwestern country will call it out.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
In 1913 its garrison was removed, but in 1917 it was used as a concentration camp for midwestern troops headed for France.North Dakota|Various
Your accent's as phony as the pear-shaped tones of a Midwestern garden club president.Sense from Thought Divide|Mark Irvin Clifton
His voice was a low tenor, with just a touch of Midwestern twang.Psichopath|Gordon Randall Garrett
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Word Origin and History for midwestern
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.