variants or Sac
plural Sauk or Sauks or Sac or Sacs
: a member of an Algonquian-speaking Indigenous people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin

Word History


short for Saukie, Saki, from American French saki, from Ojibwa osa·ki·, or a cognate Algonquian word

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sauk was in 1722

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“Sauk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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