1. Midwestern state of the NC U.S.: admitted, 1848; 54,310 sq mi (140,663 sq km); pop. 5,364,000; cap. Madisonabbrev. WI, Wis, or Wisc
2. river in Wis., flowing into the Mississippi: 430 mi (692 km)
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Word origin of 'Wisconsin'< Fr Ouisconsing, name of the river < an Algonquian language, prob. Ojibwa: meaning unknown