Caddo

noun

Cad·​do ˈka-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Caddo (audio)
1
plural Caddo or Caddos : a member of a nation of Indigenous peoples of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas
2
: the language of the Caddo peoples

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near Caddo

Cite this Entry

“Caddo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caddo. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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