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1powwow

noun pow·wow \ˈpa-ˌwa\

: a social gathering of Native Americans that usually includes dancing

: a meeting for people to discuss something

Full Definition of POWWOW

1
:  an American Indian medicine man
2
a :  an American Indian ceremony (as for victory in war)
b :  an American Indian social gathering or fair usually including competitive dancing
3
a :  a social get-together
b :  a meeting for discussion

Examples of POWWOW

  1. We'll talk about vacation plans at the family powwow.
  2. <all the departments met for a brief powwow after lunch>

Origin of POWWOW

Narragansett powwaw or Massachusett pauwau
First Known Use: 1624

2powwow

verb

Definition of POWWOW

intransitive verb
:  to hold a powwow

Examples of POWWOW

  1. <civic leaders powwowed for hours trying to resolve the issue>

First Known Use of POWWOW

1642

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