Sioux

noun

plural Sioux ˈsü How to pronounce Sioux (audio)
ˈsüz
1
: dakota
2
: siouan

Word History

Etymology

American French, short for Nadouessioux, from Ojibwa na·towe·ssiw-

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sioux was in 1762

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Cite this Entry

“Sioux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sioux. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Sioux

noun
plural Sioux ˈsü(z) How to pronounce Sioux (audio)
1
: dakota
2
: siouan
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