Iroquois

noun

Ir·​o·​quois ˈir-ə-ˌkwȯi How to pronounce Iroquois (audio)
 also  -ˌkwä
1
: a confederacy of Indigenous peoples originally of New York consisting of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca and later including the Tuscarora
2
plural Iroquois ˈir-ə-ˌkwȯi(z) How to pronounce Iroquois (audio)
-ˌkwä(z)
: a member of any of the Iroquois peoples

Word History

Etymology

French, probably of Algonquian origin

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Iroquois was in 1666

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“Iroquois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iroquois. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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Iroquois

noun
Ir·​o·​quois ˈir-ə-ˌkwȯi How to pronounce Iroquois (audio)
plural Iroquois -ˌkwȯi(z) How to pronounce Iroquois (audio)
: a member of any of the peoples of an Indigenous confederacy that existed originally in central New York state

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