Mississippi

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English[edit]

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Map of US highlighting Mississippi

Etymology[edit]

From Ojibwe misi-ziibi (great river) or gichi-.

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Mississippi

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital Jackson: Postal abbreviation: MS
  2. A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mississippi

  1. Used to count out a time of about one second, especially in games.
    • 1996, “Cheers & Jeers”, in Field and Stream, v 101, September, p 12:
      Any reader who uses the old “One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, etc.” method to estimate distance to a storm, and doesn't get any further than a count of five to eight had better be in a safe shelter.

Noun[edit]

Mississippi (plural Mississippis)

  1. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection).
    • 1997, George Clark, The Small Bees’ Honey: Stories, Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, p 129:
      I counted five Mississippis between each flash of lightning and the thunder crash that followed.

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Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (state)