Simple Definition of Apache
: a member of a Native American people of the southwestern U.S.
Full Definition of Apacheplural
Apachesplay \-ˈpa-chēz; -ˈpash, -ˈpa-shəz\
1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern United States
2 : any of the Athabascan languages of the Apache people
3 not capitalized [French, from Apache Apache Indian] a : a member of a gang of criminals especially in Paris b : ruffian
Apacheanplay \ə-ˈpa-chē-ən\ adjective or noun
Origin and Etymology of apache
American Spanish, perhaps from Zuni ʔa·paču Navajo, Apachean
First Known Use: 1703
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