Origin of cayuse
Definition for cayuse (2 of 2)
noun, plural Cay·us·es, (especially collectively) Cay·use.
Examples from the Web for cayuse
They almost worshiped her, and came almost daily to see her and hear her sing the Cayuse songs.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
Rode his cayuse in a saloon and played with the loungers and had to shoot one before he got out.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|Clarence Edward Mulford
For uncles bought it and it beats riding a cayuse, I tell you!Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
But the Cayuse were not like the Nez Perces, always to be relied upon.Whitman's Ride Through Savage Lands|Oliver Woodson Nixon
They got the Judge, ‘Brand’—they run him off, with my cayuse!'Firebrand' Trevison|Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for cayuse
Word Origin for cayuse
Word Origin and History for cayuse
"horse, Indian pony," 1841, American English, said to be a Chinook (native Pacific Northwest) word; also the name of an Indian group and language (1825), of unknown origin.