wickiup

noun wick·i·up \ ˈwi-kē-ˌəp \

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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Origin and Etymology of wickiup

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


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