Choctaw

noun
Choc·​taw | \ ˈchäk-(ˌ)tȯ How to pronounce Choctaw (audio) \
plural Choctaw or Choctaws

Definition of Choctaw

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana
2 : the language of the Choctaw people

First Known Use of Choctaw

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Choctaw

Choctaw čahta

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The first known use of Choctaw was in 1722

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“Choctaw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Choctaw. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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Choctaw

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How to pronounce Choctaw (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Choctaw

: a member of a Native American people of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana

Choctaw

noun
Choc·​taw | \ ˈchäk-ˌtȯ How to pronounce Choctaw (audio) \
plural Choctaw or Choctaws

Kids Definition of Choctaw

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana
2 : the language of the Choctaw people

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