semisedentary

adjective

semi·​sed·​en·​tary ˌse-mē-ˈse-dᵊn-ˌter-ē How to pronounce semisedentary (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: sedentary during part of the year and nomadic otherwise
semisedentary tribes

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semisedentary was circa 1930

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“Semisedentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semisedentary. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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