Pawnee

noun
Paw·​nee | \ pȯ-ˈnē How to pronounce Pawnee (audio) , pä- \
plural Pawnee or Pawnees

Definition of Pawnee

: a member of an American Indian people originally of Kansas and Nebraska

First Known Use of Pawnee

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pawnee

of Siouan origin; akin to Osage ppáį Pawnee, Omaha ppáðį

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“Pawnee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pawnee. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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