Ciboney

noun Ci·bo·ney \ˌsēbəˈnā, -bō-\
variants: less commonly

Siboney

\ˌsēbəˈnā, -bō-\

Definition of Ciboney

plural

Ciboney

\"\ or

Ciboneys

\-z\ or

Ciboneyes

\-ˈnāˌyās\
  1. 1a :  an aboriginal people of Cuba closely related to or a division of the Arawaks b :  a member of the Ciboney people — compare taino

  2. 2 :  the Arawakan language of the Ciboney people

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of ciboney

Spanish, perhaps from Arawak siba-eyeri, from siba rock + eyeri man


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Ciboney? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!