Cherokee

noun
Cher·​o·​kee | \ ˈcher-ə-(ˌ)kē How to pronounce Cherokee (audio) , ˈche-rə- \

Definition of Cherokee

1 plural Cherokee or Cherokees : a member of a nation of once-nomadic Indigenous peoples located originally in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina
2 : the language of the Cherokee people

First Known Use of Cherokee

1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cherokee

probably ultimately from Creek calá·kki

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“Cherokee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cherokee. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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Cherokee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Cherokee

: a member of a Native American people originally from Tennessee and North Carolina

Cherokee

noun
Cher·​o·​kee | \ ˈcher-ə-kē How to pronounce Cherokee (audio) \
plural Cherokee or Cherokees

Kids Definition of Cherokee

1 : a member of a tribe of indigenous people originally of Tennessee and North Carolina
2 : the language of the Cherokee people

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