Ap·​sáa·​loo·​ke əp-ˈsä-lō-ˌkā How to pronounce Apsáalooke (audio)
variants or less commonly Apsaalooke
plural Apsáalooke also Apsaalooke
: crow
used as a self-designation

Examples of Apsáalooke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lampooning natural history museums, Apsáalooke/Crow artist Wendy Red Star photographed herself in four seasonal settings as if in museum dioramas. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 From the Plains and Plateau regions, a particular emphasis on beadwork of the Lakota (Sioux) and Apsáalooke (Crow) appear. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 Welcoming everyone to the proceedings, as a larger-than-life image adhered to one wall, is White Swan, an Apsáalooke (Crow) citizen, who, over the course of a storied life, served as a military scout for Gen. Custer and later became a noted ledger artist. Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2022 Wendy Red Star, a Native American artist who grew up on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, had a similar idea while preparing for a solo exhibition in Portland, Oregon, in 2014. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021

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Word History


borrowed from Crow apsâˑroˑke, a self-designation

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Apsáalooke was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Apsáalooke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aps%C3%A1alooke. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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