Cheyenne

noun
Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen \
plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes

Definition of Cheyenne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the western plains of the U.S.
2 : the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne people

Cheyenne

geographical name
Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen \

Definition of Cheyenne (Entry 2 of 2)

1 river 527 miles (850 kilometers) long in South Dakota flowing northeast into the Missouri River
2 city in southeastern Wyoming, the state capital population 59,466

First Known Use of Cheyenne

Noun

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cheyenne

Noun

American French, from Dakota šahíyena

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The first known use of Cheyenne was in 1778

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“Cheyenne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheyenne. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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Cheyenne

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English Language Learners Definition of Cheyenne

: a member of a Native American people of the western U.S.

Cheyenne

noun
Chey·​enne | \ shī-ˈan How to pronounce Cheyenne (audio) , -ˈen \
plural Cheyenne or Cheyennes

Kids Definition of Cheyenne

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the western plains ranging between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers
2 : the language of the Cheyenne people

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