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Midwest

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geographical name Mid·west \ˌmid-ˈwest\

Definition of Midwest

  1. region N cen United States including area around Great Lakes & in upper Mississippi River valley from Ohio —sometimes considered to include Kentucky on the E to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Kansas on the W

Midwestern play \ˌmid-ˈwes-tərn\ or Middle Western adjective
Midwesterner play \ˌmid-ˈwes-tə(r)-nər\ or Middle Westerner noun




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