Comanche

noun

Co·​man·​che kə-ˈman-chē How to pronounce Comanche (audio)
1
plural Comanche or Comanches : a member of a nation of Indigenous peoples ranging from Wyoming and Nebraska south into New Mexico and northwestern Texas
2
: the Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche people

Examples of Comanche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The advisory is for Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Young, Jack, Wise, Denton, Collin, Stephens, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Dallas, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Comanche, Mills, Hamilton, Bosque and Hill counties. Star-Telegram Bot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Mar. 2024 Lily Gladstone—nominated for her powerful performance in Killers of the Flower Moon—brought forward Indigenous representation by wearing a custom Gucci design that was made in collaboration with Mohawk, Cree, and Comanche artist Joe Big Mountain, who is renowned for his quillwork jewelry. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 However, another important part of this story is Charles W. David Jr., a young African American Coast Guard petty officer on the escort cutter Comanche, who dove into the freezing waters and helped rescue 93 of 230 survivors. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 14 Feb. 2024 Titled Badlands, the new Predator feature is not a sequel to Prey, which was set in 1719 and centered on a young Comanche woman forced to fight for survival against the intergalactic hunters, but rather a brand new story. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2024 The couple has three planes used for various purposes: a Cessna Citation V business jet for personal, cross-country transportation; a Piper Twin Comanche for flight training; and an Aero L-39 Albatros military trainer jet used for sightseeing and aerobatics. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2024 Basketball and Volleyball District 8-3A Breckenridge, Comanche, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Millsap, Peaster, Tolar District 10-3A Boyd, Callisburg, Paradise, Pilot Point, Ponder, Valley View, Whitesboro This story was originally published February 1, 2024, 9:07 AM. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Feb. 2024 Notable sites in Lawrence Comanche Comanche, one of the few surviving horses from the Battle of the Little Bighorn, was once the most famous horse in America. James A. Fussell, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Published in 2010, Empire of the Summer Moon is a historical account of the four-decade struggle between white settlers in the West and the Comanche tribe, with Quanah considered its greatest chief. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Southern Paiute kɨmmanciŋʷɨ Shoshones, strangers

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Comanche was in 1806

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“Comanche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Comanche. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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Comanche

noun
Co·​man·​che kə-ˈman-chē How to pronounce Comanche (audio)
plural Comanche or Comanches
1
: a member of an American Indian people ranging from Wyoming and Nebraska south into New Mexico and northwestern Texas
2
: the Aztec-related language of the Comanche people

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