huskanaw

noun
hus·​ka·​naw | \ ˈhəskəˌnȯ \
variants: or huskanawing \ -​ȯiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of huskanaw

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an initiation rite for youths at puberty practiced by various American Indians of Virginia and including fasting and the use of narcotics

huskanaw

transitive verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of huskanaw (Entry 2 of 2)

: to subject to a huskanaw

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History and Etymology for huskanaw

Noun

of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick wuskenoo he is young

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“Huskanaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huskanaw. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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