Choctaw

[ chok-taw ]
/ ˈtʃɒk tɔ /

noun, plural Choc·taws, (especially collectively) Choc·taw for 1.

a member of a large Muskhogean tribe of North American Indians, formerly living chiefly in southern Mississippi, now in Oklahoma.
the language of the Choctaw, closely related to Chickasaw.
something unintelligible, as speech, illegible handwriting, or an ineffectual explanation; gibberish: My best efforts at clarity were Choctaw to him.

QUIZZES

DIVE INTO THIS BALMY SUMMERTIME SPELLING QUIZ

Do you often fall under the spell of the summer season? See if you can really spell your way through it with this quiz of popular summertime words.
Question 1 of 12
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for choctaw

British Dictionary definitions for choctaw (1 of 2)

choctaw
/ (ˈtʃɒktɔː) /

noun

skating a turn from the inside edge of one skate to the outside edge of the other or vice versa

Word Origin for choctaw

C19: after Choctaw

British Dictionary definitions for choctaw (2 of 2)

Choctaw
/ (ˈtʃɒktɔː) /

noun

plural -taws or -taw a member of a Native American people of Alabama
the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family

Word Origin for Choctaw

C18: from Choctaw Chahta
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