city & port in SE Wis., on Lake Michigan: pop. 597,000
< Fr < Algonquian, lit., good land, council place
See Milwaukee in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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 19th century and was long noted for its breweries and meat-packing plants. It is the largest city in the state. Population: 573,000.