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From Miami or Potawatomi shikaakwa (“wild onion, leek” or “striped skunk”), via the French transcription Checagou. Compare Ojibwe zhigaagawanzh, zhigaagawinzh (“onion, leek”), zhigaag (“striped skunk”).
- (US) IPA(key): /(t)ʃɪˈkɑ.ɡoʊ/, /(t)ʃəˈkɑ.ɡoʊ/ or IPA(key): /ʃɪˈkɔ.ɡoʊ/, /ʃəˈkɔ.ɡoʊ/
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- Chi-Town / Chitown (informal), the Windy City (informal), Hogtown (US, informal), Shitcago (vulgar, derogatory)
terms derived from "Chicago"
- In Chicago-related contexts, the word "Chicago" is often used to refer to certain attributes conventionally associated with the city, such as being tough and hearty, bustling and diverse, or ruthless and corrupt.
1987 December 7, “Welcome Back, Amphitheatre”, Chicago Tribune, page 20:
- And, in a uniquely Chicago way, it was host for a perpetual, cosmopolitan feast of sights, sounds and smells.
1994 April 22, Vincent M. Lizzo, “City of Rain”, Chicago Reader:
- Some of our real police-type deputies set up a deal on him and took him down in just two days. A very Chicago kind of crime, complete with a moral: the police don't tolerate outsiders messing on their turf.
large US city
- ^ Dialects Of Illinois, Chicago samples 3 and 6
- ^ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pronunciation of the city's name
- ^ Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's pronunciation of the city's name
- Chicago (US city)
- Chicago (large US city)
declension of Chicago