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noun, plural Te·tons, (especially collectively) Te·ton for 2.
  1. the westernmost branch of the Dakota Indians.
  2. a member of any of the tribes belonging to this branch, as the Brulé, Hunkpapa, Miniconjou, and Oglala.
  3. a dialect of the Dakota language.
Also called La·ko·ta, La·kho·ta [luh-koh-tuh] /ləˈkoʊ tə/.
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  • At the shot Lakota gave a leap to the right and I went off to the left.

  • When we were behind time and the mail was light or there was money going out, we ran Lakota through as a pony express.

  • Lakota was a gift from the Indians, whose name meant "banded together as friends."

  • The team, Fan and Bill, and Lakota were the only horses tied up in the hay barn.

  • With the signed paper in my hands I saddled Lakota and streaked off for the thirty-five-mile trip to Pierre.

Word Origin and History for lakota


member of a western Sioux people, 1806, from Dakota titonwan, literally "dwellers on the prairie," from thi + huwa. Not related to the Grand Teton mountain range.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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