Geronimo

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Ge·ron·i·mo

 (jə-rŏn′ə-mō′) Originally Goyathlay. 1829-1909.
Chiricahua Apache leader who resisted the US government policy to consolidate his people on reservations by leading a series of raids against Mexican and American settlements in the Southwest (1876-1886).

Geronimo

(dʒəˈrɒnɪˌməʊ)
n
(Biography) 1829–1909, Apache Indian chieftain: led a campaign against the White settlers until his final capture in 1886
interj
1. (Military) US a shout given by paratroopers as they jump into battle
2. an exclamation expressing exhilaration, esp when jumping from a great height

Ge•ron•i•mo

(dʒəˈrɒn əˌmoʊ)

n.
(Goyathlay), 1829–1909, American Apache Indian chief.
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Noun1.Geronimo - Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)Geronimo - Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
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His real name was Goyathlay, which means "one who yawns".
In 1886, a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo (also known as Goyathlay, "One Who Yawns'' surrendered to Gen.
Originally named Goyathlay or Goyahkla, he was involved in revenge attacks against the American and Mexican soldiers who had killed many of his family members during the Apache wars in the second half of the 19th century.