Cheyenne

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noun Chey·enne \shī-ˈan, -ˈen\

Definition of Cheyenne

plural

Cheyenne

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Cheyennes

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of the western plains of the U.S.

  2. 2 :  the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne people

Origin and Etymology of cheyenne

American French, from Dakota šahíyena


First Known Use: 1778


Cheyenne

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geographical name Chey·enne \shī-ˈan, -ˈen\

Definition of Cheyenne

  1. 1 river 527 miles (850 kilometers) long in South Dakota flowing northeast into the Missouri River

  2. 2 city in southeastern Wyoming, the state capital population 59,466


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