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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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.
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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.
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