1660–70, Americanism; < French: adaptation of an unidentified term in an Algonquian language (Source: dictionary.com)
French, from an Algonquian language. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Iroquois
- a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.
- a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake ErieSee also Five Nations, Six Nations
- any of the Iroquoian languages
- belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes.
- of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture
- A member of a former confederacy of six North American peoples (Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora) who lived mainly in southern Ontario and Quebec and northern New York State.
- Any of the Iroquoian languages spoken by the Iroquois.
- Relating to the Iroquois or their languages.
- : an American Indian confederacy originally of New York consisting of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca and later including the Tuscarora
- : a member of any of the Iroquois peoples
Example sentences for Iroquois
- He also fell in love with an Iroquois girl and concealed her within his home, under the care of one of his slaves.
- Kessenich, to be fair, has also lavished the Iroquois with praise for their skills and sportsmanship in subsequent games.
- If for nothing else, lacrosse matters because it reminds us the Iroquois still exist.
- When the teams played the Sunday before, the Iroquois lost by only a single point.
- These comments incited an uproar among Iroquois fans believing Kessenich had disrespected their tradition.
- Finally the Iroquois determined to make an end of the Hurons.
- Mr. Frankenstein said that the stage manager told him that the Iroquois stage was not equipped with a true fire curtain.
- From that time forward, there was dread of Iroquois surprises in the camp.
- The Iroquois were ten strong, and soon it looked as if all our friends would undoubtedly be killed and scalped.
- For every whoop of the Hurons, the Iroquois give an angry yell of defiance.
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