Mohawk

noun
Mo·​hawk | \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk How to pronounce Mohawk (audio) \
plural Mohawk or Mohawks

Definition of Mohawk

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Mohawk River valley, New York
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk people
3 or less commonly mohawk plural mohawks : a hairstyle with a narrow center strip of usually upright hair and the sides of the head shaved

First Known Use of Mohawk

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mohawk

of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett or Massachusett Mohowawog Mohawk, literally, cannibal

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“Mohawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mohawk. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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Mohawk

noun
Mo·​hawk | \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk How to pronounce Mohawk (audio) \
plural Mohawk or Mohawks

Kids Definition of Mohawk

1 : a member of a tribe of indigenous people of central New York
2 : the language of the Mohawk people

Mohawk geographical name

Mo·​hawk | \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk How to pronounce Mohawk (audio) \

Definition of Mohawk

river 148 miles (238 kilometers) long in east central New York flowing east into the Hudson River

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