Definition of Chicago in English:


Line breaks: Chi|cago
Pronunciation: /ʃɪˈkɑːɡəʊ
A city in Illinois, on Lake Michigan; population 2,853,114 (est. 2008). Selected as a terminal for the new Illinois and Michigan canal, Chicago developed during the 19th century as a major grain market and food-processing centre.



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  • On average some five thousand Chicagoans attend 250 such meetings each month.
  • We Chicagoans pretty rarely have a chance to gloat during the wintertime.
  • Here's a study of the dating practices of city dwellers - specifically Chicagoans.

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