Micmac

noun

Mic·​mac ˈmik-ˌmak How to pronounce Micmac (audio)
variants or chiefly Canada Mi'kmaq
1
plural Micmac or Micmacs or chiefly Canada Mi'kmaq or Mi'kmaqs : a member of a First Nations people of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
2
: the Algonquian language of the Micmac people

Examples of Micmac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acadia is the historic homeland of the Wabanaki people, who are comprised of the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Micmac mi·kəmaw

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Micmac was in 1760

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“Micmac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Micmac. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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