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powwow

noun
informal, now offensive

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose
  • all the departments met for a brief powwow after lunch

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2 a meeting featuring a group discussion
  • the mayor's powwow with local business leaders to discuss downtown development

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powwow

verb

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to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem
  • civic leaders powwowed for hours trying to resolve the issue

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The first known use of powwow was in 1624

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“Powwow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/powwow. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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