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[blak-foo t] /ˈblækˌfʊt/
noun, plural Blackfeet (especially collectively) Blackfoot.
a member of a North American tribe of Indians of Algonquian stock.
the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet.
of or relating to the Blackfeet.
Origin of Blackfoot1
First recorded in 1785-95; translation of Blackfoot siksíka


[blak-foo t] /ˈblækˌfʊt/
a town in SE Idaho. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You are not a Piegan buck of the great Blackfoot nation; you are a woman.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • "That must be somewheres over on the Blackfoot side," he announced.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • I wonder that every one in the Blackfoot village was not killed!

  • "Save yourself if you can," said the chief in the Blackfoot language as he set him loose.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • “Brighteyes is in the Blackfoot camp,” he continued, in growling explanation.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • Prompt was the reply and turn-out of the Blackfoot warriors.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • He was a savage, in the war-paint and panoply of a Blackfoot brave.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • Keep within the sentinels; you know that the great Blackfoot is on the war-path.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Blackfoot


(pl) -feet, -foot. a member of a group of Native American peoples formerly living in the northwestern Plains
any of the languages of these peoples, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin
C19: translation of Blackfoot Siksika
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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