city & port in SE Wis., on Lake Michigan: pop. 597,000
Origin of Milwaukee; from French ; from Algonquian, literally , good land, council place
A city of southeast Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Established as a fur-trading post in 1795, it was a major center of German immigration during the last half of the 1800s and was long noted for its breweries and meat-packing plants. It is the largest city in the state.