Hi·​a·​wa·​tha ˌhī-ə-ˈwȯ-thə How to pronounce Hiawatha (audio)
-ˈwä- How to pronounce Hiawatha (audio)
: the Indian hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hiawatha was in 1855

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“Hiawatha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hiawatha. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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