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wickiup

or wickyup, wikiup

[wik-ee-uhp] /ˈwɪk iˌʌp/
noun
1.
(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
2.
Western U.S. any rude hut.
Origin of wickiup
Fox
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; earlier and still dialectally applied to the bark- or mat-covered wigwams of the Upper Great Lakes Indians < Fox wi·kiya·pi house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi; cf. wigwam
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Historical Examples
  • Meet him at the wickiup Sunday morning; he has full authority.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • What, in the face of continual and unrelenting changes, could have saved the wickiup?

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • Late in the afternoon the Pittsburg train drew up at the wickiup.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • Gertrude, I must go to the wickiup at once to get further news.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman
  • She found that the open area before the wickiup was crowded, and she could not get close.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Even though the pale eyes killed your husband, you took a pale eyes into your wickiup.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Trying to keep his voice steady, he asked, "Where is my mother's wickiup?"

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The wickiup was quiet, except for the popping of burning twigs.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • That is why I would be pleased if you and my son shared a wickiup.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Then, turning his back on the wickiup, he sat down cross-legged on the ground.

    Shaman Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for wickiup

wickiup

/ˈwɪkɪˌʌp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US
Word Origin
C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam
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