geographical name
Mid·​west | \ ˌmid-ˈwest How to pronounce Midwest (audio) \
variants: or Middle West

Definition of Midwest

region of indefinite boundaries in the north central U.S. including the area around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi River valley often considered to include the area from Michigan, Ohio, and sometimes Kentucky on the east to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas on the west

Other Words from Midwest

Midwestern \ ˌmid-​ˈwe-​stərn How to pronounce Midwestern (audio) \ or Middle Western adjective
Midwesterner \ ˌmid-​ˈwe-​stər-​nər How to pronounce Midwesterner (audio) , -​ˈwe-​stə-​ \ or Middle Westerner noun

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“Midwest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Midwest. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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