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  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?"


Peoria ‎(plural Peorias or Peoria)

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