Apache

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noun \ə-ˈpa-chē, in sense 3 ə-ˈpash\

Definition of Apache

plural

Apache

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Apaches

play \-ˈpa-chēz; -ˈpash, -ˈpa-shəz\
  1. 1 :  a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern U.S.

  2. 2 :  any of the Athabascan languages of the Apache people

  3. 3 not capitalized [French, from Apache Apache Indian] a :  a member of a gang of criminals especially in Parisb :  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

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Definition of Apache for English Language Learners

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



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