Onei·​da ō-ˈnī-də How to pronounce Oneida (audio)
plural Oneida or Oneidas : a member of an Indigenous people originally of upstate New York
: the Iroquoian language of the Oneida people

Examples of Oneida in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Oneida, New York man has been taken into custody to be extradited to Germany for the rape and murder of a woman nearly 45 years ago, after advancements in DNA forensics linked him to the crime in a 1-in-270 quadrillion match, according to court documents. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 20 Feb. 2024 Dempsey, who is also accused of raping the woman, is a 66-year-old resident of Oneida, New York, reported. Julia Marnin, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 Her mother, Oneida Oliver-Sanders, said the reservist would practice jiu-jitsu and run to keep in shape during her spare time. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 Hearing the news of the promotion left Shawn Sanders and Oneida Oliver-Sanders in tears. Ayesha Ali, ABC News, 2 Feb. 2024 This summer, newsroom staff set up a table at both the Juneteenth celebration and the Oneida Nation Pow-Wow to further engage with members of the community. Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2024 These luxe candies are a delicious treat on their own but would also look adorable alongside a drinkware set (like these Oneida True Colors Cocktail Glasses) or paired with a martini kit (such as the Collins Dirty Martini Kit). Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 Huang credits his time at Oneida with building resiliency. Stephen Witt, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Originally named Oneida Nation Enterprises, the corporate entity Halbritter established became Turning Stone Enterprises — an economic engine for Upstate New York. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Oneida onę·yóteʔ, literally, standing rock

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oneida was in 1666

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“Oneida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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