Apache

noun
\ ə-ˈpa-chē , in sense 3 ə-ˈpash \
plural Apache or Apaches\-ˈpa-chēz; -ˈpash, -ˈpa-shəz \

Definition of Apache 

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

Other words from Apache

Apachean \ə-ˈpa-chē-ən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Apache

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Apache

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

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Apache

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Apache

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

Apache

noun
\ ə-ˈpa-chē \

Kids Definition of Apache

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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