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 (mĭd-wĕst′) or Middle West
A region of the north-central United States around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi Valley. It is generally considered to include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area is known for its rich farmlands and highly industrialized centers.

Mid·west′ern adj.
Mid·west′ern·er n.
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(ˈmɪdˈwɛstənə) or

Middle Westerner

(Placename) a native or inhabitant of the Midwest of the US
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A Midwesterner by birth, Gulick headed north with her camera to spend time with commercial fishermen on their boats, Native families as they worked to smoke and otherwise preserve fish, fishing guides and brown bears on Alaskan rivers, and hundreds of others touched by Chinook, Pink, Sockeye, Chum, and Coho salmon.
Portland, OR, February 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- In "None of the Above" by Michael Cocchiarale, a story spanning the years 1980 to 2007, about Increase Alt, a Midwesterner coming of age during tumultuous times for both himself and the nation.
Sure, there are a few signs and museum displays but speaking as a Midwesterner and frequent southern visitor, I know tourism officials in those areas would wear themselves out promoting such a rich historical and cultural heritage if it were located within their own state.
Saying somebody is a Midwesterner is just a little data point.
As a Midwesterner, he understands the unique dynamics of this region and cares deeply about the communities we serve.
Yet it could be the case that mass culture and declining economic prospects have taken their toll and that there is simply less to distinguish a midwesterner from his coastal or southern counterparts than there used to be.
Or Hank, a slightly pudgy American Midwesterner with a McDonald's habit.
Tyler was a Virginia planter and slaveholder, not at all a midwesterner, but he was the vice presidential nominee on the "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" Whig ticket that carried the Midwest in 1840.
It only sends the message to people in New York that Wisconsin is "Bush League" and that it's easy to fool a Midwesterner. Lesson learned: Triple-check every guest you may not be familiar with.
Any Midwesterner can tell you that today's industrial agriculture really is, more specifically, the cultivation of corn and soybeans, most of which are genetically modified.
Midwesterner Henry Perky was searching for a natural remedy for his lifelong intestinal complaint when he got the idea from a fellow sufferer to make a wheat cereal.
Scott Fitzgerald of the story of a Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire) who is taken in to the world of the lavish parties and lifestyle of his neighbour Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), but there is more than meets the eye with his neighbour and the reason behind his riches.

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