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).

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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], page Chicago Tribune:
      And, in a uniquely Chicago way, it was host for a perpetual, cosmopolitan feast of sights, sounds and smells.
    • **, 1994, “April 22”[City of Rain], Vincent M. Lizzo, page 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], 4th ed. edition, 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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  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

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Chicago m

  1. Chicago

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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Chicago ?

  1. Chicago (US city)

Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃikaːɡoː/
  • Hyphenation: Chi‧ca‧go

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Chicago

  1. Chicago

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Portuguese[edit]

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From English Chicago.

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Chicago f

  1. Chicago (a city in Illinois, United States of America)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Chicago ?

  1. Chicago (large US city)

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Chicago

  1. Chicago

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