noun wig·wam \ˈwig-ˌwäm\

: a round tent that was used in the past by Native Americans as a house or shelter

Full Definition of WIGWAM

:  a hut of the American Indians of the Great Lakes region and eastward having typically an arched framework of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or hides; also :  a rough hut

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Origin of WIGWAM

Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm house
First Known Use: 1628
WIGWAM Defined for Kids


noun wig·wam \ˈwig-ˌwäm\

Definition of WIGWAM for Kids

:  a dome-shaped hut formerly used as a house or shelter by some American Indians


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