Mohawk

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

Definition of Mohawk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Mohawk

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

Definition of Mohawk (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Mohawk

Noun

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mohawk

Noun

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 26 Feb. 2021.

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Mohawk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Mohawk

: a member of a Native American people of central New York state
US : a hairstyle in which the head is shaved except for a narrow strip of hair that goes down the center of the head

Mohawk

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

Kids Definition of Mohawk

1 : a member of an American Indian people of central New York
2 : the language of the Mohawk people

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