noun, plural bay·ous. Chiefly Lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf States.
Origin of bayou
Examples from the Web for bayou
But Hillstomp is the real deal, as legit as anything you will find nowadays down on the bayou.
At a rally for longshot Senate candidate on the bayou, Sarah Palin got choked up on Thursday.
All the moves, that is, except managing his state properly—at least according to Bayou voters.
Instead, Bayou, Israel's hedge-fund group, continued to flounder and the deception only grew.
The darling of the festival circuit just arrived in theaters—and the Bayou drama seems destined for Academy Award glory.Could Summer Indie ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Nab Oscar?|Chris Lee|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My vessel being refitted, I decided to load her with the famous mammoth tridaena shell of Keeling, found in the bayou near by.Sailing Alone Around The World|Joshua Slocum
Reaching the bayou side they began a noiseless search for the dugout, which they quickly found, and Carrington turned to George.The Prodigal Judge|Vaughan Kester
Directly opposite our quarters, on the other side of the bayou, was situated the plantation of Mr. Marshall.Twelve Years a Slave|Solomon Northup
He followed the bayou until he reached the lake, and then he plunged into the water again, and swam across to the other shore.The Boy Trapper|Harry Castlemon
The house had floated out of a bayou, I found, which was the reason we did not see it sooner.Up the River|Oliver Optic
Word Origin for bayou
1766, via Louisiana French, from Choctaw bayuk "small stream."