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[win-uh-bey-goh] /ˌwɪn əˈbeɪ goʊ/
noun, plural Winnebagos (especially collectively) Winnebago for 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.
Lake, a lake in E Wisconsin. 30 miles (48 km) long. Unabridged
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  • Winnebago was scandalized to see that she wore no other black.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • 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, however, reported to the commander that they refused to bring their flag aboard.

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

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • Such lodges are still common among the Winnebago, the Osage, and other tribes.

  • 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
  • But never had Winnebago citizen had the distinction of meeting death by being thrown from his horse while hunting.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • "Winnebago with a bundle of beaver pelts come in this morning," Eli said.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • He claimed to be part Winnebago and part Sac, his father belonging to one and his mother to the other of these tribes.

British Dictionary definitions for Winnebago


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)
(pl) -gos, -go. a member of a North American Indian people living in Wisconsin and Nebraska
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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