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[blak-foo t]
noun, plural Black·feet, (especially collectively) Black·foot.
  1. a member of a North American tribe of Indians of Algonquian stock.
  2. the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet.
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  1. of or relating to the Blackfeet.
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Origin of Blackfoot1

First recorded in 1785–95; translation of Blackfoot siksíka


[blak-foo t]
  1. a town in SE Idaho.
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Examples from the Web for blackfoot

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • 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


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

C19: translation of Blackfoot Siksika
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