- a city in and the capital of Manitoba, in S Canada, on the Red River.
- Lake, a lake in S Canada, in Manitoba. About 260 miles (420 km) long; about 9300 sq. mi. (24,085 sq. km).
- a river in S Canada, flowing NW from the Lake of the Woods to Lake Winnipeg. About 200 miles (320 km) long.
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- a native or inhabitant of Winnipeg
- a city in S Canada, capital of Manitoba at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers: University of Manitoba (1877) and University of Winnipeg (1871). Pop: 626 685 (2001)
- Lake Winnipeg a lake in S Canada, in Manitoba: drains through the Nelson River into Hudson Bay. Area: 23 553 sq km (9094 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for winnipegger
originally the name of the lake, probably from Ojibwa (Algonquian) winipeg "dirty water;" cf. winad "it is dirty." Etymologically related to Winnebago.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
It is known for its severe winters.
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