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Midwest

[mid-west] /ˈmɪdˈwɛst/
noun
adjective
2.
Also, Midwestern. Middle Western.
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Midwesterner, noun
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Midwest

/ˈmɪdˈwɛst/
noun
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for Midwest
n.

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.

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