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Apache

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noun \ə-ˈpa-chē, in sense 3 ə-ˈpash\

Simple Definition of Apache

  • : a member of a Native American people of the southwestern U.S.

Full Definition of Apache

plural Apache or Apach·esplay \-ˈpa-chēz; -ˈpash, -ˈpa-shəz\

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern United States

  2. 2 :  any of the Athabascan languages of the Apache people

  3. 3 not capitalized [French, from Apache Apache Indian] a :  a member of a gang of criminals especially in Paris b :  ruffian

Apach·e·an play \ə-ˈpa-chē-ən\ adjective or noun

Origin of apache

American Spanish, perhaps from Zuni ʔa·paču Navajo, Apachean


First Known Use: 1703



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