noun, plural Al·gon·quins, (especially collectively) Al·gon·quin for 1, 3.
Origin of Algonquin
Examples from the Web for algonquin
Even after Salinger had decamped to Cornish, he loved to lunch with William Shawn and Lillian Ross at the Algonquin in New York.
Dorothy Parker smoke, drank, and slept around—in short, everything her male colleagues in the Algonquin Round Table were doing.
As one Democratic policy consultant puts it, “They are as ancient as Gertrude Stein in Paris or the Algonquin in New York.”President Obama’s Hill Challenge in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff|James Warren|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her first book, a memoir of her two years working at a boarding school in Jordan, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2011.
I had asked him back on that winter day while we were warming ourselves with tea at the Algonquin if he was in love.
It is a derivative from the words Algonquin, and Akee, earth, or land.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
M. Galinee was slightly acquainted with the Algonquin language; he could hold some conversation with the captive.
Algonquin tradition, which I have recently published, denotes that they originally consisted of Eight tribes.
At least one of those drowned met death in the Algonquin Hotel.
Perhaps an Algonquin brave would scorn the assistance of a girl.Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
Word Origin for Algonquin
one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from French Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking "at the place of spearing fish and eels." But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian) elægomogwik "they are our relatives or allies."
Algonquian (1885) was the name taken by ethnologists to describe a large group of North American Indian peoples, including this tribe. Algonquin Hotel (59 W. 44th St., Manhattan) opened 1902 and named by manager Frank Case for the tribe that had lived in that area. A circle of journalists, authors, critics, and wits began meeting there daily in 1919 and continued through the twenties; they called themselves "The Vicious Circle," but to others they became "The Round Table."