koyemshi

noun, often capitalized
ko·​yem·​shi | \ kōˈyem(p)shē \
plural koyemshi or koyemshis

Definition of koyemshi

1 : a Zuñi Indian clown society whose members wear the mask of the mudhead and are credited with curing illness by their dancing and clowning
2 : a member of the koyemshi

History and Etymology for koyemshi

Zuñi

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“Koyemshi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koyemshi. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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