Ozark

noun

ˈōˌzärk,
-zȧk
plural Ozark or Ozarks
: an Indian of a division of the Quapaw

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of Aux Arcs, early French post among the Quapaw in the area of Arkansas Post, Arkansas, from French aux Arcs at the Quapaw, probably by shortening and alteration (influence of arcs, plural of arc bow, from Middle French) from aux Arkansas

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“Ozark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ozark. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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