Definition of Iowan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈīəwən/ /ˈaɪəwən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the US state of Iowa or its inhabitants.

    ‘the sleepy Iowan town’
    • ‘We're Californians partnering with native Iowan farmers and businesspeople.’
    • ‘Unassuming and accessible and quite Iowan in her ways, she had never planned to be in politics.’
    • ‘Second, the caucuses may well not even measure Iowan opinion.’
    • ‘He has created his own Iowan landscape out of living plants.’
    • ‘And when it comes to decision time, I want Iowan votes.’
    • ‘I know eating all that pig isn't politically correct, but God, is it good - and totally Iowan.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the US state of Iowa.

    ‘the captain was an Iowan’
    • ‘The Iowan felt a responsibility to see what he could do for the child.’
    • ‘In 1908 he held the record for length of service by an Iowan in Congress.’
    • ‘A native Iowan, he is a graduate of Iowa State University.’
    • ‘This summit will give Iowans a stronger hand in shaping our national policy.’
    • ‘At every rest stop along the route, cheering Iowans lined the streets, handing out bottles of water to the riders.’