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Ken·tuck·y

Kentucky

 
pronunciation:
kihn tuh ki
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the east central United States. Its capital is Frankfort. (abbreviated: 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.