Natchez

noun

Natch·​ez ˈna-chəz How to pronounce Natchez (audio)
1
plural Natchez : a member of an Indigenous people originally of southwestern Mississippi
2
: the language of the Natchez people

Word History

Etymology

French, plural of Nacha, Natché, a Natchez town

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Natchez was in 1708

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Cite this Entry

“Natchez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Natchez. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Natchez

geographical name

Natch·​ez ˈna-chəz How to pronounce Natchez (audio)
-chəs
city on the Mississippi River in southwestern Mississippi population 15,792

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