Cad·​do ˈka-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Caddo (audio)
plural Caddo or Caddos : a member of a nation of Indigenous peoples of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas
: the language of the Caddo peoples

Examples of Caddo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were first discovered in Texas in 2016 in Harrison County near Caddo Lake. Lillie Davidson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 June 2024 The couple told police during a traffic stop June 4 that the 25 cows were inherited from the woman’s grandmother, but they were actually stolen from Squires Farms near Alfalfa, Oklahoma, the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office said in a June 11 Facebook post. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 12 June 2024 Harris is being held at the Caddo Correctional Center with no bond. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 The 22-year-old suspect in the stabbing of her grandfather has since been booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 31 Aug. 2023 Another year of improvement and growth from each could help Sunnyvale make a run at Caddo Mills for the district’s top playoff berth. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2023 Anyone with information on this shooting is being advised to report it to the Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or send a tip via their app, P3tips. Makenzie Boucher, USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 Southeast to swelter as heat dome settles in The heat in the Southeast has already killed two people in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, the county coroner told CNN. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 29 June 2023 In Louisiana, two people have died of extreme heat in Caddo Parish, CBS affiliate KSLA reported. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 28 June 2023

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Word History


American French Cadaux, modification of American Spanish Cadojodacho, from Caddo kaduhdá·čuʔ, a Caddo tribe

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caddo was in 1805

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“Caddo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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