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variants or huskanawing
plural -s
: an initiation rite for youths at puberty practiced by various American Indians of Virginia and including fasting and the use of narcotics


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transitive verb

: to subject to a huskanaw

Word History



of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick wuskenoo he is young

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“Huskanaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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