wickiup

noun
wick·​i·​up | \ ˈwi-kē-ˌəp How to pronounce wickiup (audio) \

Definition of wickiup

: a hut used by the nomadic Indians of the arid regions of the western and southwestern U.S. with a usually oval base and a rough frame covered with reed mats, grass, or brushwood also : a rude temporary shelter or hut

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First Known Use of wickiup

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wickiup

Fox (Algonquian language of the Fox, Sauk, and Kickapoo Indians) wi·kiya·pi house

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