Sioux

noun

1
plural Sioux ˈsü How to pronounce Sioux (audio) ˈsüz How to pronounce Sioux (audio) : a First Nation people of the northern Great Plains consisting of the Dakota and Lakota
2
: siouan

Examples of Sioux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But most of Cain’s playing time in the last two seasons has come in the G League for the Heat’s developmental affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 Ila Borders becomes the first woman to pitch in a regular-season pro baseball game, in the sixth inning of the St. Paul Saints’ Northern League game against Sioux Falls. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 Federal authorities seized the fossil in 1992, claiming it was illegally removed from a Sioux ranch held in trust by the government. Andrew Johnston, Chicago Tribune, 30 May 2024 But the Sioux have refused the money because accepting it would forfeit their claim to the land. Francine Uenuma, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 May 2024 Centerville is about 40 miles south of Sioux Falls. CBS News, 28 May 2024 Centerville, with a population of less than 1,000 people, is about a 40-mile drive southwest of Sioux Falls. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 28 May 2024 The boy’s body was discovered on May 18 in Eagle Butte, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said in a news release. Mitchell Willetts, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 Knoxville, Tennessee was the nation’s most affordable city with an affordability score of 38 out of 40, according to Consumer Affairs. Chattanooga, Tennessee came in second place and Sioux Falls, South Dakota came in third place. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 21 May 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sioux was in 1703

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Cite this Entry

“Sioux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sioux. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Sioux

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

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