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powwow

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noun pow·wow \ˈpau̇-ˌwau̇\

Simple Definition of powwow

  • : a social gathering of Native Americans that usually includes dancing

  • : a meeting for people to discuss something

Full Definition of powwow

  1. 1 :  an American Indian medicine man

  2. 2 a :  an American Indian ceremony (as for victory in war) b :  an American Indian social gathering or fair usually including competitive dancing

  3. 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


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powwow

verb pow·wow

Definition of powwow

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to hold a powwow



Examples of powwow

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



1642

First Known Use of powwow

1642


POWWOW Defined for Kids

powwow

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noun pow·wow \ˈpau̇-ˌwau̇\

Definition of powwow

  1. 1 :  an American Indian ceremony or social gathering

  2. 2 :  a meeting for discussion





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