Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Assiniboin

noun As·sin·i·boin \ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌbȯin\

Definition of Assiniboin

plural

Assiniboin

or

Assiniboins

or

Assiniboine

or

Assiniboines

  1. :  a member of an American Indian people originally of the area between the upper Missouri and middle Saskatchewan rivers



Variants of assiniboin

or

Assiniboine

play \ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌbȯin\

Origin and Etymology of assiniboin

Ojibwa dialect assini·pwa·n, literally, stone Sioux


First Known Use: 1794


Learn More about assiniboin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Assiniboin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!