Apache

noun \ ə-ˈpa-chē , in sense 3 ə-ˈpash \

Definition of Apache

plural Apache or Apaches play \-ˈpa-chēz; -ˈpash, -ˈpa-shəz\
1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern U.S.
2 : any of the Athabascan languages of the Apache people
3 not capitalized
[French, from Apache Apache Indian]
a : a member of a gang of criminals especially in Paris
b : ruffian

Apachean

play \ə-ˈpa-chē-ən\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of apache

American Spanish, perhaps from Zuni ʔa·paču Navajo, Apachean


APACHE Defined for English Language Learners

Apache

noun

Definition of Apache for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people of the southwestern U.S.


APACHE Defined for Kids

Apache

noun \ ə-ˈpa-chē \

Definition of Apache for Students

1 : a a member of an American Indian people of the southwestern United States or their language
2 : any of the languages of the Apache people

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