Pima

noun
Pi·​ma | \ ˈpē-mə How to pronounce Pima (audio) \
plural Pimas or Pima

Definition of Pima

1 : a member of an American Indian people of southern Arizona and northern Mexico

Other Words from Pima

Piman \ ˈpē-​mən How to pronounce Piman (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Pima

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pima

American Spanish, short for earlier Pimahitos, Pima Aytos, from O'odham (18th century) pimahaitu nothing

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Pima

Statistics for Pima

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Pima

The first known use of Pima was in 1829

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Pima

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Pima

Comments on Pima

What made you want to look up Pima? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!