- Also Mid·west·ern. Middle Western.
Origin of Midwest
Examples from the Web for midwesterner
And in fact, Ryan the Midwesterner does seem to look to the South.GOP Meltdown: Paul Ryan Doubles Down On His Losing Southern Strategy
March 10, 2013
He was a Midwesterner from a swing state, with unvarnished liberal credentials and the backing of labor.Undaunted in Defeat, Michele Bachmann Returns to Minnesota
February 22, 2012
VanVonderen is a Midwesterner, built like a line backer, and a lapsed alcoholic himself.The Rehab Show That Works
July 21, 2010
I happen to be a midwesterner myself, so my accent is hard, I mean, with a sharp enunciation.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a native or inhabitant of the Midwest of the US
- 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
Word Origin and History for midwesterner
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.