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Mohawk

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noun Mo·hawk \ˈmō-ˌhȯk\

Definition of Mohawk

plural

Mohawk

or

Mohawks

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the Mohawk River valley, New York

  2. 2 :  the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk people

  3. 3 :  a hairstyle with a narrow center strip of usually upright hair and the sides of the head shaved



Origin and Etymology of mohawk

of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett or Massachusett Mohowawog Mohawk, literally, cannibal


First Known Use: 1634


Mohawk

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geographical name Mo·hawk \ˈmō-ˌhȯk\

Definition of Mohawk

  1. river 148 miles (238 kilometers) E cen New York flowing E into Hudson River




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