Pierre[pē er′; Fr pyer]
a masculine name
Origin of PierreFr: see Peter
capital of S.Dak., on the Missouri River: pop. 14,000
Origin of Pierreafter Pierre Chouteau, early fur trader
The capital of South Dakota, in the central part of the state on the Missouri River. Originally a small trading center, it thrived after the coming of the railroad and was chosen as state capital in 1889.
- A male given name occasionally borrowed from French, cognate to Peter.
- The capital of South Dakota.