Detroit

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See also: détroit and Détroit

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French détroit (strait) in Rivière du Détroit (Detroit River). Cognate with English district via Latin.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈtɹɔɪt/, /ˈdiːtɹɔɪt/, /dɪˈt͡ʃɹɔɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪt
  • Hyphenation: De‧troit

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Detroit

  1. The largest city and former capital of Michigan, United States, a major port on the Detroit River, known as the traditional automotive center of the U.S. It is the county seat of Wayne County.
  2. (by metonymy) The United States' automotive industry.
    Why are we bailing out those Detroit fat cats, when they're the ones who got us into this mess?

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Detroit, from French Détroit, from détroit

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Detroit ?

  1. Detroit; Alternative form of Détroit
    1. A city in Michigan, United States
    2. A river in Michigan, United States and Ontario, Canada

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Detroit, from French détroit (strait).

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Detroit f

  1. Detroit (a city in Michigan, United States)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Detroit ?

  1. Detroit (a city in the United States)