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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A particular city in Illinois, used to represent a typical United States city.
    • 1998, Wilton Barnhardt, Emma Who Saved My Life, Picador, ISBN 0312191189, page 424:
      "If you love the theater and it's in your blood, it doesn't matter if it's Peoria. Can you play Peoria, Gil?"

Derived terms[edit]


Peoria (plural Peorias or Peoria)

  1. A member of a Native American tribe, historically part of the Illinois Confederation.