Chiricahua

noun

Chir·​i·​ca·​hua ˌchir-ə-ˈkä-wə How to pronounce Chiricahua (audio)
plural Chiricahua or Chiricahuas
: a member of an Apache people of Arizona

Word History

Etymology

Chiricahua Mountains, southeast Arizona

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chiricahua was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Chiricahua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chiricahua. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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