noun, plural Choc·taws, (especially collectively) Choc·taw for 1.
Related Words for choctawbabble, baloney, gibberish, gobbledygook, hogwash, malarkey, nonsense, rubbish, hooey, Choctaw, Greek, hokum
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Historical Examples of choctaw
But in the Choctaw language, syllables often end with consonants.History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians
Some of the leading pioneers of the Choctaw nation were buried here.The Choctaw Freedmen
Robert Elliott Flickinger
A contretemps less likely to occur at the Choctaw Chief, and there stayed they.
The drinking “saloon” of the Choctaw Chief is quite emptied of its guests.
It is my conviction that Shakespeare's sailor-talk would be Choctaw to him.What Is Man? And Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for choctaw
Word Origin for Choctaw
1722, from Choctaw Chahta, of uncertain meaning, but also said to be from Spanish chato "flattened," for the tribe's custom of flattening the heads of male infants. As a figure skating step, first recorded 1892. Sometimes used in 19c. American English as typical of a difficult or incomprehensible language (cf. Greek in this sense from c.1600).