noun, plural a·paches [uh-pah-shiz, uh-pash-iz; French a-pash] /əˈpɑ ʃɪz, əˈpæʃ ɪz; French aˈpaʃ/.
Origin of apache
noun, plural A·pach·es, (especially collectively) A·pach·e.
Origin of Apache
Examples from the Web for apache
The whole operation used a series of brevity codes from the Indian Wars, and Jimbo was a quarter Apache.
The administration has been trying to speed up the delivery of F-16 fighter jets and 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq.
Hundreds of insurgents attacked and were only repelled by teams of Apache helicopters.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I visited the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico two years ago, where the telescope taking data for BOSS is located.Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS|Matthew R. Francis|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fourth in line to the British throne spent more than three years serving as an Apache helicopter pilot.Prince Harry Shaves, And Trades Combat For Desk Job And Aims To Bring Warrior Games To London|Tom Sykes|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While there, during the early part of August, he accepted an invitation to go on a deer hunt with Pelone, an Apache chief.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
It flashed upon him at 'Tonio's quiet answer, grave, unresentful, and in the Apache tongue.Tonio, Son of the Sierras|Charles King
For fifteen years (1871-86) General Crook watched the Apache, and after each raid forced them back upon their reservations.
Except when backed by the braves of other bands, therefore, the Apache Yumas were fearful and timorous on the trail.An Apache Princess|Charles King
Only a few of the others, Apache or Mongol, had seen them; and they must be returned before their power was generally known.The Defiant Agents|Andre Alice Norton
Word Origin for apache
Word Origin for Apache
1745, from American Spanish (1598), probably from Yavapai (a Yuman language) 'epache "people." Sometimes derived from Zuni apachu "enemy" (cf. F.W. Hodge, "American Indians," 1907), but this seems to have been the Zuni name for the Navajo.
French journalistic sense of "Parisian gangster or thug" first attested 1902. Apache dance was the World War I-era equivalent of 1990s' brutal "slam dancing." Fenimore Cooper's Indian novels were enormously popular in Europe throughout the 19c., and comparisons of Cooper's fictional Indian ways in the wilderness and underworld life in European cities go back to Dumas' "Les Mohicans de Paris" (1854-1859). It is probably due to the imitations of Cooper (amounting almost to plagiarisms) by German author Karl May (1842-1912) that Apaches replaced Mohicans in popular imagination. Also cf. Mohawk.