noun, plural Mis·sour·is, (especially collectively) Mis·sour·i for 3.
Examples from the Web for missourian
The Missourian shook his head in reply to the accusations of his companion.Bring Me His Ears|Clarence E. Mulford
At first it was applied to a particular type of Missourian, but later came to be used generally.Crossing the Plains, Days of '57|William Audley Maxwell
That is the very mistake which was at first made in the Missourian village half a century ago.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Missourian chaps, and a couple of Cornishmen, but they went down to Eldorado to work at wages for a grubstake.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
Steve's faith in the inventive genius of the Missourian was renewed and strengthened.Poor White|Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for missourian (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for missourian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for missourian
originally a name for a group of native peoples among Chiwere (Siouan) tribes, from an Algonquian word recorded c.1700, literally "people of the big canoes." The expression I'm from Missouri, you'll have to show me is attested from at least c.1880. Related: Missourian.
Culture definitions for missourian
State in the central United States bordered by Iowa to the north; Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east; Arkansas to the south; and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest city is St. Louis.
Idioms and Phrases with missourian
see from Missouri.