plural -s
: shell money used by American Indians of northern California

Word History


borrowed from Yurok ʔo·ł weči·k, from ʔo·ł "person, Indian" + we-, "their" + či·k "dentalium shell money, money"

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allocochick was in 1884

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“Allocochick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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