In·​di·​an-wres·​tle ˈin-dē-ən-ˌre-səl How to pronounce Indian-wrestle (audio)
Indian-wrestled; Indian-wrestling; Indian-wrestles

intransitive verb

: to engage in Indian wrestling

Word History


back-formation from Indian wrestling

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian-wrestle was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Indian-wrestle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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