wickiup

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noun wick·i·up \ˈwi-kē-ˌəp\

Definition of wickiup

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1843

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