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 (wĭs-kŏn′sĭn) Abbr. WI or Wis.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 30th state in 1848. Settled by the French in the 1600s, the region was ceded to Great Britain in 1763 and became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. Madison is the capital and Milwaukee is the largest city.

Wis·con′sin·ite′ n.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Wisconsin
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Noun1.Wisconsinite - a native or resident of WisconsinWisconsinite - a native or resident of Wisconsin  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Wisconsinite Frederick Jackson Turner discovered the genius of American democracy in the history of the Old Northwest, his native region.
My ceramics teacher, Steve, a lanky red-bearded Wisconsinite in his late thirties, taught me how to throw pots on the wheel.
By 1997 Ryan, a fifth-generation Wisconsinite, had decided to represent his home state in Congress.
Unable to hire enough men, the company assigned its contract to Wisconsinite Jackson Hadley.
I'd rather be safe than sorry," said Michael Witt, a Wisconsinite and professional dog guru with more than three decades of experience handling retrievers and flushing dogs.
And then there's Lee, a promising musician (loosely based on real-life Wisconsinite Justin Vernon of Bon Iver) whose career has taken off thanks to an album recorded in a local chicken coop.
Composer Colin Welford, who's worked as a music director on a number of shows at the theatre, has focused his score of Strings Attached on the ukulele, which the Hawaiian Hal plays, and the banjo, which the Wisconsinite Hal plays.
2 percent ABV, Wisconsinite is a refreshing summer session beer.
It's the sophomore effort from Justin Vernon, 30, an affable Wisconsinite who records as Bon Iver and looks as if he should be smiling on a
Provided last week's exertions have not taken their toll on the veteran Wisconsinite who last won at New Orleans two years ago, he has to be in the shakeup again.