Nez Percé

noun
\ ˈnez-ˈpərs , ˈnes-ˈpers , nonstandard ˈnā-per-ˈsā \
variants: or Nez Perce
plural Nez Percé or Nez Percés\ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, nonstandardˈnā-per-ˈsā orˈnez-ˈpər-səz, ˈnes-ˈper-səz; nonstandardˈnā-per-ˈsā(z) \ or Nez Perce or Nez Perces\ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, nonstandardˈnā-per-ˈsā orˈnez-ˈpər-səz, ˈnes-ˈper-səz; nonstandardˈnā-per-ˈsā(z) \

Definition of Nez Percé 

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon

2 : the language of the Nez Percé people

First Known Use of Nez Percé

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nez Percé

French, literally, pierced nose

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Nez Percé

Share Nez Percé

Dictionary Entries near Nez Percé

nexum

nexus

Ney

Nez Percé

NF

Nfa

NFC

Statistics for Nez Percé

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Nez Percé

The first known use of Nez Percé was in 1811

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Nez Percé

Nez Percé

noun
variants: or Nez Perce \ˈnez-ˈpərs \
plural Nez Percé or Nez Percés or Nez Perce or Nez Perces

Kids Definition of Nez Percé

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon

2 : the language of the Nez Percé people

Comments on Nez Percé

What made you want to look up Nez Percé? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!