Pa·​leo-In·​di·​an ˌpā-lē-ō-ˈin-dē-ən How to pronounce Paleo-Indian (audio)
 especially British  ˌpa-
: one of the early American hunting people of Asian origin extant in the Late Pleistocene
Paleo-Indian adjective

Word History


paleo- + indian

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Paleo-Indian was in 1940

Dictionary Entries Near Paleo-Indian

Cite this Entry

“Paleo-Indian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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