sachem


sa·chem

noun \ˈsā-chəm, ˈsa-\

Definition of SACHEM

1
:  a North American Indian chief; especially :  the chief of a confederation of the Algonquian tribes of the North Atlantic coast
2
:  a Tammany leader
sa·chem·ic \sā-ˈche-mik, sa-\ adjective

Origin of SACHEM

Narragansett sâchim
First Known Use: 1622

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