Chicago

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

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The Chicago skyline

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /(t)ʃɪˈkɑ.ɡoʊ/, /(t)ʃəˈkɑ.ɡoʊ/ or IPA(key): /ʃɪˈkɔ.ɡoʊ/, /ʃəˈkɔ.ɡoʊ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Chicago

  1. A large city located on Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, USA.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.
    • 2004, Elizabeth Canning Blackwell, Frommer's Portable Chicago, edition 4th ed., ISBN 0764568841, page 81:
      Heavy, filling and very Chicago, Mr. Beef really hops during lunchtime, when dusty construction workers and suit-wearing businessmen crowd in for their meaty fix.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dialects Of Illinois, Chicago samples 3 and 6
  2. ^ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pronunciation of the city's name
  3. ^ Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's pronunciation of the city's name

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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Proper noun[edit]

Chicago ?

  1. Chicago (US city)

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Chicago f

  1. Chicago (large US city)

Tatar[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Chicago

  1. Chicago

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