Chicago

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Miami or Potawatomi shikaakwa(wild onion, leek; striped skunk), via the French transcription Chécagou. Compare Ojibwe zhigaagawanzh / zhigaagawinzh(onion, leek), zhigaag(striped skunk).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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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”, in 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”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      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[2], 4th 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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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

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Chicago m

  1. Chicago

Dutch[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Chicago ?

  1. Chicago (US city)

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Chicago

  1. Chicago

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Chicago
singular plural
nominative Chicago
accusative Chicagót
dative Chicagónak
instrumental Chicagóval
causal-final Chicagóért
translative Chicagóvá
terminative Chicagóig
essive-formal Chicagóként
essive-modal
inessive Chicagóban
superessive Chicagón
adessive Chicagónál
illative Chicagóba
sublative Chicagóra
allative Chicagóhoz
elative Chicagóból
delative Chicagóról
ablative Chicagótól
Possessive forms of Chicago
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Chicagóm
2nd person sing. Chicagód
3rd person sing. Chicagója
1st person plural Chicagónk
2nd person plural Chicagótok
3rd person plural Chicagójuk

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English, from Miami or Potawatomi shikaakwa(wild onion, leek; striped skunk), via the French transcription Chécagou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃiˈka.ɡo/, [ʃiˈkäːɡo], /tʃiˈka.ɡo/, [t͡ʃiˈkäːɡo]
  • Hyphenation: Chi‧cà‧go
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Proper noun[edit]

Chicago f

  1. Chicago (a city in Illinois)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Chicago.

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Chicago f

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

Spanish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Chicago ?

  1. Chicago (large US city)

Tatar[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Chicago

  1. Chicago

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