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Kentucky

Ken·tuck·y

Kentucky

 
pronunciation:
kihn tuh ki
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part of speech: noun
definition: an east central U.S. state, south of Indiana and Ohio. (abbr.: KY)
derivations: Kentuckian (adj.), Kentuckian (n.)
Word History
Kentucky is the English spelling of an Iroquois word kentake, which means "meadow land" or "land of tomorrow." The name was chosen when three western Virginia counties formed a new state in 1792.