Cree

noun
\ ˈkrē How to pronounce Cree (audio) \

Definition of Cree

1 plural Cree or Crees : a member of an Algonquian-speaking First Nations people of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan
2 : the Algonquian language of the Cree people

First Known Use of Cree

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cree

Canadian French Cris, plural, short for Cristinaux, from Ojibwa dialect kirištino·, singular, member of a band living south of James Bay

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Cite this Entry

“Cree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cree. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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