Osage

noun
\ ō-ˈsāj How to pronounce Osage (audio) , ˈō-ˌ \
plural Osages or Osage

Definition of Osage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Missouri
2 : the Siouan language of the Osage people

Osage

geographical name
\ ō-ˈsāj How to pronounce Osage (audio) , ˈō-ˌsāj \

Definition of Osage (Entry 2 of 2)

river in eastern Kansas and Missouri flowing east into the Missouri River

Note: The course of the Osage River flows through the Lake of the Ozarks.

First Known Use of Osage

Noun

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Osage

Noun

French, probably from an Algonquian language, from Osage wažáže, a self-designation

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“Osage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osage. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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Osage

noun
\ ō-ˈsāj How to pronounce Osage (audio) , ˈō-ˌsāj \
plural Osages or Osage

Kids Definition of Osage

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Missouri
2 : the language of the Osage people

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