[blak-foo t]

noun, plural Black·feet, (especially collectively) Black·foot.

a member of a North American tribe of Indians of Algonquian stock.
the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet.


of or relating to the Blackfeet.

Origin of Blackfoot

First recorded in 1785–95; translation of Blackfoot siksíka


[blak-foo t]


a town in SE Idaho. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blackfoot

Contemporary Examples of blackfoot

Historical Examples of blackfoot

  • You are not a Piegan buck of the great Blackfoot nation; you are a woman.


    Caroline Lockhart

  • "That must be somewheres over on the Blackfoot side," he announced.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • I wonder that every one in the Blackfoot village was not killed!

  • "Save yourself if you can," said the chief in the Blackfoot language as he set him loose.

    Daniel Boone

    John S. C. Abbott

  • “Brighteyes is in the Blackfoot camp,” he continued, in growling explanation.

    The Prairie Chief

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for blackfoot



plural -feet or -foot a member of a group of Native American peoples formerly living in the northwestern Plains
any of the languages of these peoples, belonging to the Algonquian family

Word Origin for Blackfoot

C19: translation of Blackfoot Siksika
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012