Es·​qui·​mau ˈe-skə-ˌmō How to pronounce Esquimau (audio)
plural Esquimau or Esquimaux ˈe-skə-ˌmō(z) How to pronounce Esquimau (audio)
: eskimo

Word History


French, from Montagnais (Algonquian language)

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Esquimau was in 1744

Dictionary Entries Near Esquimau

Cite this Entry

“Esquimau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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