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[oh-muh-haw, -hah] /ˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ/
noun, plural Omahas (especially collectively) Omaha for 2.
a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River.
a member of a North American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska.
the Siouan language of the Omaha, mutually intelligible with Ponca.
Military. the World War II Allied code name for one of the five D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, attacked by American troops. Unabridged
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  • Omaha, where the opening performance of this exhibition was given, honored Will last year by setting apart one day as "Cody Day."

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • One of them he had taken to Omaha and established in the business for which he had fitted her.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • They hired a special train at great expense and delay, hoping to overtake us at Omaha.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • A private school was opened in Omaha in 1897, lasting one year.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • We started at midday for Omaha, where we arrived in the evening.

British Dictionary definitions for Omaha


a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa: the largest city in the state; the country's largest livestock market and meat-packing centre. Pop: 404 267 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Omaha

Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow."

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Omaha in Culture
Omaha [(oh-muh-haw, oh-muh-hah)]

Largest city in Nebraska.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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