Miami

noun
Mi·​ami | \ mī-ˈa-mē How to pronounce Miami (audio) , -mə \
plural Miami or Miamis

Definition of Miami

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of an American Indian people originally of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana

Miami

geographical name
Mi·​ami | \ mī-ˈa-mē How to pronounce Miami (audio) \

Definition of Miami (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on Biscayne Bay in southeastern Florida population 399,457

Other Words from Miami

Geographical name

Miamian \ mī-​ˈa-​mē-​ən How to pronounce Miami (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Miami

Noun

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Miami

Noun

alteration of French miamioua, from a Miami self-designation

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The first known use of Miami was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Miami.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miami. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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