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What does Midwesterner mean?
A Midwesterner is a person who lives in or who is from the Midwest—the northern central area of the mainland United States.
Generally, the boundaries of the Midwest are Canada to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the west, the southern borders of Missouri and Kansas to the south, and the Allegheny Mountains to the east. Sometimes the Midwest is thought of as extending to the eastern border of Illinois or Ohio.
The Midwest is one of the United States’ four official regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Because the Census Bureau doesn’t divide states when defining regions, it sets Ohio as the Midwest’s eastern border. According to the Census, 12 states are located within the Midwest: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Americans themselves often differ in terms of who exactly they consider to be a Midwesterner. Sometimes, people from states on the fringes, such as Ohio or North Dakota, aren’t considered to be from the Midwest.
Example: As a native Midwesterner, I sometimes feel very out of place in the Northeast.
Where does Midwesterner come from?
The first records of the term Midwesterner referring to a person from the northern central area of the United States come from the early 1900s. The mid- in Midwest means “middle.” Although the Midwestern states are really in the northern central area of the country, the word west indicates their position in relation to the East Coast (the location of the original 13 U.S. colonies).
The term Midwesterner is used both by people from the Midwest who identify themselves as such as well as those from other regions of the country. As is the case for people from other regions, being a Midwesterner is associated with certain values, tastes, and ways of life. Of course, it’s a very big region, so Midwesterners have all kinds of different backgrounds.
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Americans use the term Midwesterner to refer to people who live in or are from the north-central region of the country. Midwesterners commonly used it to identify themselves.
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How to use Midwesterner in a sentence
Letterman is a senior-citizen-aged lanky Midwesterner who is clever but never too edgy with his guests.
And in fact, Ryan the Midwesterner does seem to look to the South.GOP Meltdown: Paul Ryan Doubles Down On His Losing Southern Strategy|Lloyd Green|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Romney went with a younger, more Rand-ian Midwesterner, Pawlenty became a prominent surrogate for Romney.Pawlenty Leaves Romney Campaign for Financial Lobby Job|Daniel Gross|September 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Farley ignited a firestorm of criticism, including a Republican ad that portrayed Abraham Lincoln as a "typical Midwesterner."
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|Ben Jacobs|February 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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