- a member of a tribe of North American Indians, formerly in northern Mississippi, now in Oklahoma.
- the Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.
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Examples from the Web for chickasaw
They're unloading supplies in vast quantities from Chickasaw Bayou.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
These Indians belonged to the Chickasaw tribe, which subsequently became quite prominent in the history of our land.
We should never have known of that exploit at Chickasaw Bluff.The Crisis, Complete
Came the Shawnee, Cherokee, and Chickasaw to fight and hunt.Blue Ridge Country
Very well; both knew why Spain had advanced to the Chickasaw Bluff.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
- plural -saws or -saw a member of a Native American people of N Mississippi
- the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family and closely related to Choctaw
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Word Origin and History for chickasaw
1670s, from Chickasaw Chikasha, the people's name for themselves.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper