[ kree ]

noun,plural Crees, (especially collectively) Cree.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.

  2. an Algonquian language, the language of the Cree Indians. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Cree in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cree (1 of 2)


/ (kriː) /

  1. South Wales and Southwest English dialect temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children

Origin of cree

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for Cree (2 of 2)


/ (kriː) /

  1. plural Cree or Crees a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba

  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

  1. a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages

Origin of Cree

from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)

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