Sauk

noun
\ ˈsȯk How to pronounce Sauk (audio) \
variants: or \ ˈsak How to pronounce Sauk (audio) , ˈsȯk \
plural Sauk or Sauks or Sac or Sacs

Definition of Sauk

: a member of an American Indian people formerly living in what is now Wisconsin

First Known Use of Sauk

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sauk

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

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“Sauk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sauk. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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