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Winnebago

[win-uh-bey-goh] /ˌwɪn əˈbeɪ goʊ/
noun, plural Winnebagos (especially collectively) Winnebago for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe speaking a Siouan language closely related to Assiniboin, Teton, and Mandan, formerly located in Green Bay, Wis., now living in Green Bay and NE Nebraska.
2.
Lake, a lake in E Wisconsin. 30 miles (48 km) long.
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  • The Wolf who is a Winnebago, fell as though the lightning struck him.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • And that, too, directly on the heels of the Winnebago's attempt on Terry Clark.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • The Winnebago was shrewd enough to disarm any doubt that might have been felt about himself.

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  • Nearer to the Winnebago than they was the third form, which he knew equally well.

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  • He wished that the Winnebago had taken some other time to make his stealthy attack.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • The Winnebago would have denied this had he not seen that it was idle to do so.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • During the night a messenger came from Winnebago asking how long since they had left.

  • Mary Hubbell, of the Winnebago Hubbells, did not find it so altogether gay.

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  • In most things the Gorys led where Winnebago could not follow.

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British Dictionary definitions for Winnebago

Winnebago

/ˌwɪnɪˈbeɪɡəʊ/
noun
1.
Lake Winnebago, a lake in E Wisconsin, fed and drained by the Fox river: the largest lake in the state. Area: 557 sq km (215 sq miles)
2.
(pl) -gos, -go. a member of a North American Indian people living in Wisconsin and Nebraska
3.
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
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Word Origin and History for Winnebago

"Siouan people of eastern Wisconsin," 1766, from Potawatomi winepyekoha, literally "person of dirty water," in reference to the muddy or fish-clogged waters of the Fox River below Lake Winnebago. As a type of motor vehicle, attested from 1966.

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