Mohawk

noun Mo·hawk \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk \

Definition of Mohawk

plural Mohawk or Mohawks
1 :a member of an American Indian people of the Mohawk River valley, New York
2 :the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk people
3 :a hairstyle with a narrow center strip of usually upright hair and the sides of the head shaved

Origin and Etymology of mohawk

of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett or Massachusett Mohowawog Mohawk, literally, cannibal


Mohawk

geographical name Mo·hawk \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk \

Definition of Mohawk

river 148 miles (238 kilometers) long in east central New York flowing east into the Hudson River

MOHAWK Defined for English Language Learners

Mohawk

noun

Definition of Mohawk for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people of central New York state

  • : a hairstyle in which the head is shaved except for a narrow strip of hair that goes down the center of the head


Mohawk

noun

Definition of Mohawk for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Native American people of central New York state

  • : a hairstyle in which the head is shaved except for a narrow strip of hair that goes down the center of the head


MOHAWK Defined for Kids

Mohawk

noun Mo·hawk \ ˈmō-ˌhȯk \

Definition of Mohawk for Students

plural Mohawk or Mohawks
1 :a member of an American Indian people of central New York
2 :the language of the Mohawk people

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