Mississippi

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English[edit]

Map of US highlighting the state of Mississippi
Map showing the Mississippi River and its drainage basin

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ojibwe misi-ziibi (great river).

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Mississippi

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Jackson; postal abbreviation: MS
    • 2014 November 2, John Oliver, “State Legislatures and ALEC”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 23, HBO:
      That’s right. In fact, a law which passed in Mississippi is so restrictive, it could close the one remaining abortion clinic they have in the entire state, meaning a Mississippi woman, right now, could be saying to herself, “I need to go someplace more progressive like Alabama.”
  2. A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Interjection[edit]

Mississippi

  1. Used in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
    • 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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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Mississippi.

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi (genitive Mississippis)

  1. Mississippi

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

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Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)