- a member of a North American Indian people now living mostly in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
- the Algonquian language of these people.
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Examples from the Web for micmac
The name (of Micmac origin) is said to mean simply “red men.”
The next fourteen lists are, with the exception of the Micmac, from the same collection.The Number Concept
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"More o' Micmac John's work," commented Dick as he kicked the ashes.
What Micmac said about the Nascaupees disturbed him not a little.
He believed that Micmac John was like every other man he knew and was a good neighbour.
- plural -macs or -mac a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for micmac
Algonquian tribe of the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland, by 1776, from mi:kemaw, a native name said to mean literally "allies."
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