Erie

noun
\ ˈir-ē How to pronounce Erie (audio) \

Definition of Erie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people living south of Lake Erie in the 17th century
2 : the extinct and probably Iroquoian language of the Erie people

Erie

geographical name
\ ˈir-ē How to pronounce Erie (audio) \

Definition of Erie (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania population 101,786

First Known Use of Erie

Noun

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Erie

Noun

American French Erie, Erié, modification of Huron Eriehronon the Erie people

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“Erie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erie. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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