Choctaw


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Choc·taw

 (chŏk′tô)
n. pl. Choctaw or Choc·taws
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central and southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Present-day populations exist in Oklahoma, to which many of the Choctaw were removed in the 1830s, as well as in their former homelands.
2. The Muskogean language of the Choctaw.

[Choctaw Chahta.]

Choctaw

(ˈtʃɒktɔː)
npl -taws or -taw
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of Alabama
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family
[C18: from Choctaw Chahta]

choctaw

(ˈtʃɒktɔː)
n
(Ice Skating) skating a turn from the inside edge of one skate to the outside edge of the other or vice versa
[C19: after Choctaw]

Choc•taw

(ˈtʃɒk tɔ)

n., pl. -taws, (esp. collectively) -taw.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of central and S Mississippi, removed in large part to the Indian Territory in 1831–33.
2. a dialect of the Muskogean language shared by the Chickasaw and Choctaw.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Choctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in AlabamaChoctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
2.Choctaw - the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
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I spoke in the purest German, but I might as well have spoken in the purest Choctaw for all the good it did.
Adee, one of the first agents; "for no matter how plainly a man talked into his telephone, his language was apt to sound like Choctaw at the other end of the line.
There chanced to be on board this boat, in addition to the usual dreary crowd of passengers, one Pitchlynn, a chief of the Choctaw tribe of Indians, who SENT IN HIS CARD to me, and with whom I had the pleasure of a long conversation.
There were but twenty thousand of the Choctaws left, he said, and their number was decreasing every day.
The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
The sharp black eyes of the Choctaw chief flashed as he talked of his mission to Washington.
Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 30, 2015 Choctaw High School Performing Arts Center 14300 NE 10th Street Choctaw, Okla.
Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced it has retained the exclusive listing to market for sale Choctaw Plaza, a 93,300-square-foot neighborhood shopping center on the Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
It will provide incremental firm capacity from receipt points located at Transco's Station 85 in Choctaw County, AL to an interconnection between Transco and the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Tallapoosa County, AL.
Chukfi Rabbit's Big, Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale" is a warm and pungent retelling of a treasured trickster tale from Choctaw traditions, rediscovered and retold by talented Native American author Greg Rodgers.
He closes with the story of the Choctaw donation to the famine-stricken people of Ireland, while the Choctaws were being driven from their lands in Mississippi.
When Paxton and biologist Katie Woodside submitted fin clippings from some of the fish they sampled to FWC geneticist Mike Tringali, Tringali found that they were from a heretofore unknown species of black bass, tentatively named the Choctaw bass (Micropterus haiaka).