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[sawk] /sɔk/
noun, plural Sauks (especially collectively) Sauk.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Wisconsin and Iowa, now living mostly in Oklahoma.
the dialect of the Fox language spoken by the Sauk.
Also, Sac. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I went by team, leaving Sauk Center with the mercury at forty below zero.

  • On our way to the fort, Sauk Center was the last place at which we found any settlers.

  • We turned ours over to the officer in charge of Sauk Center post.

  • At the lake they found an old blind Sauk who had been left behind.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7 Charles H. Sylvester
  • You must carry my words back to my children, the Sauk and Fox.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • As was the way of the Sauk, the four sat for a long time with no one speaking.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • This thing about having a Sauk woman and a son—Pierre had never said anything about that.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • White Bear was glad to hear this man speaking the Sauk language.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Who says their lives are over because they live among the Sauk?

    Shaman Robert Shea
Word Origin and History for Sauk

midwestern U.S. Indian tribe, 1722, alternative writing of Sac.


southern Coastal Salishan group of Native Americans, from a native Lushootseed name, probably folk-etymologized by influence of Sauk (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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