Natchez

noun
Natch·​ez | \ ˈna-chəz How to pronounce Natchez (audio) \
plural Natchez

Definition of Natchez

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of southwestern Mississippi
2 : the language of the Natchez people

Natchez

geographical name
Natch·​ez | \ ˈna-chəz How to pronounce Natchez (audio) , -chəs \

Definition of Natchez (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Mississippi River in southwestern Mississippi population 15,792

First Known Use of Natchez

Noun

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Natchez

Noun

French, plural of Nacha, Natché, a Natchez town

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The first known use of Natchez was in 1708

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“Natchez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Natchez. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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