Chicago definition

shĭ-kägō, -kô-
The largest city of Illinois, in the northeast part of the state on Lake Michigan. Located at the mouth of the Chicago River, the first link in the Illinois Waterway, it developed into a major port in the 1800s and became the commercial center of the Midwest. Chicago was nearly destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1871.
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(place) City and port in NE Ill., on Lake Michigan.
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A large city located on Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, USA.
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The code name for Windows 95.
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Origin of chicago

  • From Miami or Potawatomi shikaakwa (“wild onion, leek” or “striped skunk”), via the French transcription Checagou. Compare Ojibwe zhigaagawanzh, zhigaagawinzh (“onion, leek”), zhigaag (“striped skunk”).

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