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[chip-uh-wah, -wey, -wuh] /ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə/
noun, plural Chippewas (especially collectively) Chippewa.
Origin of Chippewa1
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75


[chip-uh-wah, -wey, -wuh] /ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə/
a river in N Wisconsin, flowing S to the Mississippi River. 200 miles (322 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was the very counterpart, in all respects, of the Chippewa storm song.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • Again the thirty yards were allowed; again the Chippewa guns were fired.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • When opposite, the Sioux boys fired and the Chippewa in the lead fell dead.

  • When the Chippewa retaliated they would go in the same proportion.

  • The fighting went on for hours, but the Chippewa were repulsed.

  • That was the last battle between the Sioux and the Chippewa near here.

  • The railroad (three horse power) takes you to the Falls or to Chippewa.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • These islanders he knew to be of his own race, perhaps crossed with Chippewa blood.

    Marianson Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • On their way, they passed a night in the huts of the Chippewa Indians.

    Louis Philippe

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Chippewa


noun (pl) -was, -wa, -ways, -way
another name for Ojibwa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Chippewa

see Ojibwa.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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