Definition of West Virginia in English:

West Virginia

Line breaks: West Vir|ginia
Pronunciation: /wɛstvəˈdʒɪniə
A state of the eastern US; population 1,814,468 (est. 2008); capital, Charleston. It separated from Virginia during the American Civil War (1861) and became the 35th state of the US in 1863.


West Virginian

noun & adjective
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  • He wants billions in new government spending, 92 expanded or new federal bureaucracies, resulting in higher taxes for every West Virginian, hurting our economy, costing us jobs.
  • Most of these West Virginians and Tenneseeans traveled to studios in Chicago to record these numbers, usually at the urging of barnstorming talent scouts.
  • The aviator was there to recruit 100 West Virginians to enter the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and to he named the ‘Flying Mountaineers.’

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