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
Origin and Etymology of wickiup
Fox (Algonquian language of the Fox, Sauk, and Kickapoo Indians) wi·kiya·pi house
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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